Do Not Mourn for Me

Do Not Mourn for Me

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;...a time to heal;...a time to break down and a time to build up; a 
time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;..." 
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

Do not weep for the loss of a child:

Do not weep for the baby you lost...
mourn for the one who never had a baby to hold.

Do not weep for the child you lost...
mourn for the one whose baby never got the chance to take its first 
steps or say "I love you momma. I love you daddy."

Do not weep for the teenager you lost...
mourn for the parent who never got to take their child to their first day of Kindergarten, or watch them play ball or perform in a recital.

Do not weep for the loss of your adult child...
mourn for the parent who didn't get the opportunity to teach their 
teenager how to drive, watch them walk across the stage at graduation, send them off to college, or see them get married and start a family of their own.

Do not weep for the loss of your child. 
Rejoice for the time you had. 
Cherish every memory. 
Remember every milestone you had the opportunity to witness.

Do not weep for the loss of a spouse:

Do not weep for the spouse you lost before you got the chance to grow with one another...
mourn for the ones who never married.

Do not weep for the spouse you lost before your children were grown...
mourn for the ones who never got the chance to have children.

Do not weep for the spouse you lost before you could grow old together
...mourn for the ones who had to raise their children alone.

Do not weep for the spouse you lost in your later years...
mourn for the ones who never got to grow old together.

Do not weep for the spouse you lost. 
Rejoice in the time you had. 
Cherish every memory and milestone. 
Remember the obstacles you overcame together.

Do not weep for the loss of a loved one:

Do not weep for the loss of your sibling...
mourn for the one who never had a playmate or partner in crime.

Do not weep for the loss of your best friend...
mourn for the one who never had a secret keeper or someone who had 
their back

Do not weep for the loss of a parent...
mourn for the one who grew up without knowing their parent.

Do not weep for the loss of a grandparent...
mourn for the one who never got to experience such wisdom and grace.

Do not weep for the loss of a loved one. 
Rejoice for the time you had. 
Cherish all the special memories. 
Remember all the important conversations.

 

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