For Everything There Is A Season – To Grandma

Your breaths come further and further apart.

We stand around your bed as the sunshine streams in the window with tears running down our faces. The door squeals as it opens and your sweet nurse enters with tears in her eyes, and she joins our huddled group.

Christmas carols play softly. You love Christmas so much… Sirens in the distance mark another ambulance’s path and another life forever changed. You have touched so many lives. You are loved so much. A friend slips in and comes to your side, it is agony to watch the monitor as seconds pass with out a breath but its even worse not to watch. How did we get to this point?  I’m so tired.

I’ll be home for Christmas… If only in my dreams…

Notifications pop up on my Facebook from friends and family sharing old pictures of you and words that though they are hundreds of miles away to be whispered in your ear.

There is a time for everything,


 and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
 a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    a time to kill and a time to heal,

    a time to tear down and a time to build,

    a time to weep and a time to laugh,

    a time to mourn and a time to dance,


    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,


    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,


    a time to search and a time to give up



    a time to keep and a time to throw away,




    a time to tear down and a time to mend,


    a time to be silent and a time to speak,



    a time to love and a time to hate,

    a time for war and a time for peace. 



Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 

Goodbye grandma…


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