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God has His points of light everywhere
In the last few days I have been shopping - redoing my bedroom

My heart is not in it
God always sends someone to encourage me

Across the counter there was a lovely young lady
An African American - she looked to be in her early thirties
As we were talking I told her
I lost my silver haired honey in November

Her eyes filled with tears
She said she knew how I felt

She too had lost her husband
four years ago
It was their anniversary
she was home waiting for him to get there

He called saying he was on his way home
He told her he would be in a little bit that he loved her

He was late and she was patting her foot
getting a little angry that he was tardy
The phone rang and a voice said he was in an accident
He  was dead and their 11 month child with him was fine

A drunk driver has hit him head on
Just like that he was gone

She was in a state of shock for two years
She said she was just now able to sleep in their room
She had the sweetest spirit about her
I could see that she was trying her best to help me

When I left she said if I ever needed to talk
to come back and she would take a break with me

I know that God sent her to me today
I understood I was not the only one who had lost a beloved mate
She took the gloom off of me - it was
replaced with the knowledge that God has His points of light

Lights to shine on our way
To help us get through the sad days

We can always look around us and find someone who is hurting too
Someone who will encourage us and be our point of light  for the moment
There is a saying never judge a person till you have walked a mile in their shoes
To see this young lady you would never know the heartache she had experienced

We have both walked that long road
I think my walk may have been easier

I am much older than she - I had many years with my love
I had time to prepare for my lost - she did not
Nevertheless we both know what it is like to lose a dear love one
That makes us sisters under the skin

As with a tree with no leaves and seemly no life - In due time buds will open
 new life will shine - So it will be with us who have lost our love ones

What a blessed glorious day that will be when we will
 see our Lord and love ones face to face

©Kathy Collier  2 - 4 - 09

 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our
 Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57   King James Version




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