Jan 28, 2012
OK, I begin this with a really,
really bad joke. I know it's a bad joke, it's a so-called
"blonde joke", and I don't think much of jokes that are based on
any kind of stereotyping. But I remembered it, it would not
get out of my head, and then I realized that it illustrated a valid
point, and a problem we all face at some time. We need to
know where to look for something and what to look for. You'll
just have to listen to hear what the joke is.
Nowhere is this more important than when we lose someone we love because they crossed over the bridge to the Summerland. We feel alone. We hurt. We miss someone, and it's not like they will ever return in the way we always knew them. And sometimes, we have to deal with feelings of abandonment and even anger. It doesn't matter if the person is a sibling, a spouse, a parent, a grandparent, a lover, a friend, or a pet.
Some people will tell you you simply have to wait until it's your turn to cross the bridge, but that does nothing for you now. And, there are those who seem to be able to maintain some sort of connection in spite of it all. Is there something that people like you and I can do?
We keep being told that the soul outlives the body and if so, then if they loved us before they would love us now. If we miss them and their company, wouldn't they miss us and ours as well. And might they want to try, too?
So, let's see what seems to have worked, and what we might be able to do!