Done with Grief

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “done.” We would love to have you join us.

This week has been filled with grief once again. I’m tired, spent, done. Since last October, I’ve lost four colleagues/friends under the age of 40. These lives taken from us way too early. I know that death is a part of life, but in these days of grief and emotional exhaustion, I’m so done with grief and dying.

But I’m not done with loving. I’m not done with friendships. I’m not done with a community who cry together. It makes death, dying and grief a little easier. It reminds me of the promise of the resurrection. In the words of one of my favorite quotes by Clarence W Hall, “Easter says you can put death in the grave but it won’t stay there.” In other words, resurrection always comes.

God calls us to trust in God’s promises; to let our lights shine before others that they may see our good works and glorify our father in Heaven. Im not going to take another day for granted. But I’m so tired of death! Im tired of burying my friends. I’m ready for life to continue to emerge in the midst of death.

12 thoughts on “Done with Grief

  1. Visiting as your FMF neighbor. Death is tough … especially for those who die much too young. I have no answers, but I know you and I believe Clarence W Hall’s words, “Easter says you can put death in the grave but it won’t stay there.” Life does continue.You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So sorry you’ve experienced so much pain and loss recently, Tara! Despite the amazing hope of eternal life we have, it is still tough when we lose people, especially so young. Praying for God’s comfort!

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