We never should take any life for granted—never should assume our loved ones will live long, healthy, and prosperous lives. We should hank God, every day, for His precious gifts called children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and spend as much time as possible with all of them.
Losing another family member while we are still grieving the loss of our own child really can upset some of our souls. Unfortunately, many of us will experience multiple losses on numerous occasions—some deaths will be far apart and some will be very close to each other. Either way, whenever we lose our loved ones that will be when we absolutely should lean on and trust in our Comforter.
For the people who think that parents of a deceased son or daughter should get over their loss (should stop grieving) after a few months, I want you to know that their ‘missing a child’ feeling never goes away. This truth means their grief has no expiration date. Furthermore, because a piece of these grieving parents is gone (lost forever), these parents will never be the same again.
I am sure that all parents expect their children to outlive them. I know I expected that, but God had a different plan for my oldest son. He just turned forty-five on Sunday, April 30th. On Tuesday evening, May 2nd, he went home to be with the Lord.
Another one of my mother’s siblings went home to be with her and with the Lord. My Aunt Daisy died Sunday afternoon. She was one of my mother’s younger sisters. Rest in peace in Jesus’ arms, Aunt Daisy!
Since 1908, January 15 continues to be an immensely important day—the reason today why Sorors all over this world are celebrating 109 years of sisterhood and service to all mankind. Happy Founders’ Day to all my Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Sorors!
Another one of my mother’s siblings went home to be with her and with the Lord. My Uncle Jesse died this morning. He was my mother’s baby brother. Rest in peace in Jesus’ arms!
This blog entry is a celebration of life—the life of my cousin, Harding (Butch) Wade. Butch went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2014.
Father’s Day celebrates and honors fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the impact fathers have on society. On this annual day, fathers receive some of the love and kindness they have given, and they receive plenty of genuine recognition and appreciation for all that they have done (and continue to do) for their loved ones.
This blog entry is a tribute to my brother, Clarence William Drayton, Jr., who went home to be with the Lord on January 18, 2013.