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Death, The Ultimate Teacher


Death...A word we all know oh so well...

Throughout our lives we experience many different types of death...

The death of a parent...

The death of a sibling...

Or a beloved pet...

But nothing, nothing can ever prepare us for the

Death of our Spouse.

It is the person we devoted our lives too...

The person we shared our lives with each day...

And then the unexpected happens...

Our lives are changed forever the minute they took that last breath on earth...

And so we are faced to live a whole new life...

Nothing is the same...including ourselves...

Death...What has it taught me ?

At first... Nothing....Only pain.. A pain I could never have imagined..

A loneliness I never thought existed...

A constant knowing that part of my heart was missing...

A longing for that missing part of me that will never come back...

That pain is indescribable in words... It can only be felt in the heart..

You feel lost...

You feel anger...

You feel pain... and yet life continues everyday..

Life is a struggle....

And slowly inch by inch....minute by minute...day by day....

Death begins to teach...

Death...What Has It Taught Me ?

That when I am down and feel like giving up... somehow there is a fighter inside of me...

One that I never knew existed...but yet Death introduced me to her....

Death... What Has It Taught Me ?

That I have a purpose, a reason for being... Somedays I may feel so insignificant.. yet if I read between the lines I see the message life gives to me everyday... It is in those small things that happen on a daily basis that can reveal so much...

Death...What Has It Taught Me ?

That life is short... Never to be taken for granted..

In one instant you are born, yet in another instant you die...

Death...What Has It Taught Me ?

That I am closer to God than ever... It is in those deep nights of loneliness and sorrow where I feel his amazing grace by my side..

Death...What Has It Taught Me ?

It is in the deepest darkest moments of despair where you find a whole new you...

To know that I have survived my worst nightmare and yet I am still here....


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