Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm So Sorry...


~Rejoice with those who rejoice,and weep with those who weep.~
Romans 12:15 NKJV

The call came in at about 9 this morning.I was preparing my morning oatmeal and the caller ID said it was my youngest sister,Melanie Clark, calling me from Sacramento.She's 41 and just married for the first time on August 15th.I'm glad I took the call instead of letting it go to voice mail.I answered the phone as I usually do and she asked how I was.I said okay and proceeded to ask her the same.Her voice broke into tears as she proceeded to tell me that her father in law passed away unexpectedly this morning.He was simply showering and passed away into eternity.I guess his wife had tried CPR on him after getting him out of the shower but to no avail.My sister is heartbroken that this wonderful man who helped his wife bake her wedding cake is now gone from their lives and so unexpectedly.All I could say to my sister was "I'm so sorry,I'll pray for you guys"and weep along with her.I wanted to be able to gather her in my arms and let her cry out her grief on my shoulders.She's my youngest sister and I love her.But I am 550 miles away and so must pray for her and weep for her from a distance.My heart is broken for her for I know what it feels like to lose my husband's father(he passed in 1997).And she and I shared in the grief over our mother's passing in 2001.There's no way around it.Death stinks.It bites.But none of us get out of this life alive and we will all face the passing of loved ones.The best we can do is trust God completely and follow His word.And share His heart with those who are grieving by weeping alongside those who are weeping even if from a distance.Please keep the Clark family in your prayers.Many,many thanks.
Love and Blessings~Sharon

4 comments:

sparrow's song said...

Pausing to lift this family in prayer. May God be glorified through them.

There is NO true death for those in Christ Jesus. We live because He lives.

Sharon said...

Thanks so much"Sparrow."It came as a huge shock and I grieve for my sister.And a hearty amen on your last comment!Love~Sharon

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Your sweet sister, her family, and all the rest of you will be in my prayers. I remember losing my father in law . . . the only real "Dad" I ever knew (as my father was/is a miserable failure) -- it hurt so badly! (And still does.) I can't even begin to describe the pain of losing my son five years ago . . . !!

And so prayer must soothe us until we will all be together again at the Lamb's Feast in Paradise.

Stay well, sweet one.

Mary said...

Sharon,

I'm so sorry that your sister is going through this time of grief and sorrow. However, they will meet again one day. He left quickly because the Lord called him home. He is now in a place where there is no pain, sorrow or tears. Praying for your sister to find peace.

Blessings,
Mary