Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Death

Death will come for all of us one day. It came for a wife, mother, and Catholic columnist / blogger on Christmas Eve at the age of 40. In her suffering she wrote about the struggle, the guilt, the fear, the frustration and the battle with cancer she was going through. In it all she found wisdom and the presence of God. Her name was Emilie Lemmons, hence the name Lemmondrops for her blog.

I recommend her writing to you. It is sad, but there is something to be learned from sadness. Life happens in the midst of it.
She asked her husband to put these words on her blog after she died:
"And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth."

— Raymond Carver
God rest her soul and comfort her family and friends.
Tip o' the hat to Amy.

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