Thursday, January 24, 2013

The English Language Has No Word...

The English language has no word.

When a spouse leaves... it's widower.
When parents's orphan.

When a child leaves...
It's unthinkable. Unimaginable. Unspeakable. Unexplainable.

There are so many...un's.

For the record, there's no word for losing a sibling, either.

There will be cooking again.
But, for now we're eating food brought hot to us.  And, some shipped to our door.  And, via gift cards sent to our mailbox.

Kristen at We are THAT Family offers something she's heard.

Grief doesn't change you. 
It reveals you.
It may be true.
I'm learning a lot about myself.  Some good things.  Many not.
I'm learning a lot...about a lot.

Granted, no English teacher would let the following passage go without writing a big AWK if it were submitted as homework.  It is awkward to be sure.  But, sometimes actual words can fall away...and the truth can be revealed.

 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." (2 Cor. 1: 3-4)

Lastly, if you stop by and it's quiet here, you can hop over to our Facebook page.

Did you see something beautiful today?
Something breath-taking? 
What gave you joy?
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