Sorrow and Solitude

 

 

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Life has gone sad lately.

And I’ve been craving the quiet—still paths to ponder and think.

It began to happen all at once.

My daughter was pregnant, and then she wasn’t–she lost her baby–our first grandchild.

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Then two of my best friends had sudden, close deaths in their families.

So much sadness at once!

I find myself  longing for music–long, low songs filled with emotion.  Most any kind, as long as it calls to the heart.

I want to feel the pain, the sorrow, the missing someone I never really knew, yet loved. I want to feel the hurt for friends, and my daughter, who are on journeys of grief, deeper than my own.

I have decided grieving is a journey with no destination–for sorrow has a home all its own.  And for everyone it is unique, and there is no way to know when you are there, or if it’s good to arrive–or not.

It is like traveling in tunnel, with only windows that others peek in.  They try to come in, but they can’t–for your sorrow is yours, not theirs.

How can another know the love you lost?

Yet, in the dark, still of the quiet night—I found there is One Who walks beside me.

And so I rest in His arms, this God in flesh, the “Man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief…” He knows. (Is. 53:3)

Alas,  we women often cope with pain by staying busy; I can’t do it this time. So, I will be taking a break from regular blogging, to find solace in the silence, solitude with God, and time with family and friends.  Though I will be perusing others’ posts to find inspiration and the joy of community…hopefully the desire to write will return in time!

My many thanks to the WordPress Community 🙂

20 thoughts on “Sorrow and Solitude

  1. Sorry to hear of your very sad loss, I do understand as both a mother having lost two children & a grandmother who has lost 3 little ones we never got to know…it is a valley only He can carry you through…which He will do….with you…uniquely…
    Jennifer

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  2. I am so sorry and pray that He will carry you through this season, strengthen and heal you and bring back the joy. Thanks for visiting my blog and as I said in the article you commented His light and love seem to shine brightest through our brokenness. The darkness cannot overcome His light – ever. God bless you. Sending much love your way! Katja

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  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your words are beautifully penned, even though they speak of such sadness. I find this line especially moving “I have decided grieving is a journey with no destination–for sorrow has a home all its own.” May you find peace. I wish you well.

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  4. Thank you for being so honest with what you’re going through. Praying that you continue to find comfort in the Lord as He brightens your life with beautiful moments and an everlasting love. You’re wonderful ❤️

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  5. Thank you for being so honest with what you’re going through. Praying that you continue to find comfort in the Lord as He brightens your life with beautiful moments and an everlasting love. You’re wonderful ❤️

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