LIfe: A Vapor

My mom called today to share that my 93-year-old great uncle had slipped into eternity. My first thoughts traveled to distant memories of our family comradery from childhood years.

Living in another state, he and I occasionally enjoyed spiritual conversations on the phone. Having been my maternal grandmother’s younger brother, he had been a living link to her generation sharing intriguing stories from the early twentieth century.

Dementia had robbed Uncle George of his later years, but I warmly recalled happy times with him, too. He enjoyed life, people and faithfully cared for his wife before her death years ago.  

As I think about his full life as a World War II veteran, telecommunications supervisor, church leader, husband, father and grandfather, I shed tears of both sorrow and joy. I realize his departure ends that generation in our family. However, I think of the Heavenly reunion celebrated upon his arrival and multitudes of our family members greeting him there.

Life is but a vapor–a sweet aroma of those we love.

 

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About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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