Showing posts with label Kent Reid. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

But For Today I Weep


My heart cried all day 

My eyes also cried 
at the funeral and last night 
when I was asked to say 
the family prayer. 

I put my hands over my face and said 
”Heavenly Father this has been such a sad day.” 
And I cried and cried.  

Finally Danny said 
”Do you want me to say it?” 
Yes, I nodded. 

After the prayer he told me all of the 
wonderful news of the Gospel, 
that Mistie was in a wonderful place 
and her family would be 
with her again.

"Families Can Be Together Forever"

 “I know, I know” 

The first time I hugged Mistie we seemed to know each other heart to heart. And so we hugged a very long time. I had cancer twice and I told her that. There is something about being a Cancer Sister that I can’t explain. I told her that my best friend Carol also had breast cancer that was in her lymph’s too and then later in her bones and liver but that she was able to live for 15 years when they had only given her a few months.

And I told her of a dear friend in California that had brain cancer and the doctors had suggested two months but that a year and a half or so later he is still here and had given a talk in church last month, and it was a miracle.

I told her she must have hope and never give up that she could have a miracle too. Russ told me last week that the cancer was in her spine and on each vertebrae and was causing the most excruciating pain.

After the funeral yesterday I realized that 
her life was the miracle. 

She was the age of my seventh baby 
and youngest daughter 
but she was very much 
like my sixth baby, 

 “Why Mistie?" 

There is a reason, 
I know there is. 

And I know my heart will grasp 
it one of these days but 
'For today I weep.'