What do you have planned for your day today?
Do you even have plans?
Are you working, shopping, cleaning house, milking cows?
Today my friend is going to her daughter-in-law’s funeral. She has been grieving the last several days over the accident that took her beloved son’s wife’s life. She is hurting double. She is mourning her short time with this woman. They were married shy of three years. My friend is also broken hearted over her son’s loss. As a mom, she can’t fix this hurt.
As she drives to the church this morning for the service she will pass by some of you and wonder where you are going, what you are doing and marvel at the normalcy of your life. She’ll wonder if you could possibly know the pain she is enduring today.
As your day ticks off minute by minute, enjoy your busyness, your chaos and your unfocused view of life.
One statement she made yesterday while I was with her is “I want to just take in and remember everything about the service and what everyone has to say about her. She was such a special person.”
Listen to what your family and friends have to say to you today. Don’t expect endless days with them. Say what you want them to hear. Break free from your fears and reach out. Right the wrong. Lay down your pride and spread the forgiveness blanket before them.
My friend is at peace with her relationship with her daughter-in-law. All was spoken, all was shown and all was given.
Regret will be one thing that isn’t at the funeral today.