This Is What I've Learned... About A Bendable Heart

April 2024

   I recently attended the memorial service of a dear friend’s mother who had passed away after a long battle with cancer. Her service was a beautiful tribute to her life that was attended by her family and  friends from near and far. The reflections that were shared by those in attendance were loving and kind and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

   Death is one of the most difficult aspects of life to deal with, not only for those who are dying, but for those of us who remain. For some seem to be able to move on relatively quickly, while others suffering with the loss, find it almost impossible to do.

   Are you currently one of the ones that remain who is suffering and heartbroken over the loss of a significant loved one in your life? 

   Albert Camus said, “Blessed are the hearts that can bend; for they shall never be broken.” If you are heartbroken, then I hope this month’s WCN insight will give you some peace and comfort in the midst of your loss, and the grief you’re experiencing.

   Years ago, in the last days of my mother’s life here on earth, my sister tearfully asked her, “Mama, what will we do without you?” and my mothers reply was, “Martha, you’ll straighten your back, put your arms around those who are livi ...

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