They say that "time heals all wounds," but I don't fully believe that. With the passage of time, the pain of losing someone or something seems to lessen, but it's never fully removed or forgotten.
Yesterday, my husband and I remembered the anniversary of our twin daughters' being stillborn, 29 years ago. I don't dread January as I have in the past, but it's still not easy or comfortable to come upon January 9th year after year.
However, God is so incredibly faithful and saw fit to put many people in our lives 29 years ago to carry us through the darkness into His wonderful light. We chose to hang onto Him and each other through the dark nights of our souls and He chose to use us to reach out to others who have experienced that same darkness of losing a child or children.
I recently found this beautiful quote from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy: “It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
If you find yourself in the midst of grief, won't you turn to your heavenly Father and allow Him access to your heart?// May He bring you comfort for mourning and joy for your sadness, and may you choose to continue to worship Him. In His time, He will bring healing to your dark soul.
"Then he broke through and transformed all my wailing into a whirling dance of ecstatic praise! He has torn the veil and lifted from me the sad heaviness of mourning. He wrapped me in the glory garments of gladness. How could I be silent when it’s time to praise you? Now my heart sings out loud, bursting with joy—a bliss inside that keeps me singing, 'I can never thank you enough!'" (Psalm 30:11-12 The Passion Translation)
This post was prompted by Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others.) Check out the other writers on this topic!