Saturday, January 5, 2013

Church Community

In what is probably the saddest Fall I have experienced, I had one more memorial service to attend last night.  A young woman in our congregation lost her fight with cancer the day after Christmas.  It is heartbreaking on so many levels; a life cut far too short, a family left grieving, young friends learning the hard realities of death far too early.  The memorial service was lovely, lots of her favorite things with beautiful rememberances.  There was not a dry eye to be found.

It was heartening to see our little church community come and grieve together.  She was a part of us and we all felt the loss.  I was glad that her family could see that they are not alone in this horrible loss; that we are there for them.  Times like these reinforce why I am part of a community.  We need each other. Life is hard and no one should have to go it alone. 

1 comment:

Bridgett said...

yes we do need each other. and I'm sorry about your autumn...hope for the new year!