I remember once receiving a card which contained this verse...
2 Corinthians 1:4:
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.
When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
Tonight when I went to post my comment on her blog this came out:
"I understand those moments of not wanting to hurt and yet hurting all over... moments of remembering the good things and then crying over those same memories. I understand the feeling of aloneness that hits in the middle of a crowd of people when you see a child about his age. The peace in knowing he's with Jesus but wanting him here in your arms instead. Grief is a hard process and sometimes it helps that you've been through it before and yet there are other times where it seems like a whole new experience because it's the same but different.
Fortunately... God is the same yesterday, today and forever and His Word is still as true as it was when it was first written 2,000 years ago. His Word says He will never fail you, He will never abandon you and he knows and understands your pain.
I remember the moment when God showed me that He understood my pain... because He lost a son once too...
I pray for a warm blanket of His love to envelope you tonight. I pray for His Grace & Sufficiency to meet you exactly where you need Him most. He holds you in the palm of His hand."
It's interesting... maybe God will use comments like that to continue healing my heart. It's interesting too because as I was writing that out again here I could see each of those moments... right down to the warm blanket. I remember that warm blanket like it was yesterday.
God is so good isn't He?