Mother: Love Celebrated
Jim Conrad, personal financial adviser, author, and my friend just experienced the loss of his mother on February 3rd. I only learned of this just past midnight this morning. Having lost my own mother in 2011, my bride in 2008, my father in 2015, and a daughter about a month ago I, in empathy offer my condolences to Jim.
You who read my blogs will find a treasure in this tribute and are free to pass on words of comfort even for other such times as this. I can promise my readers a special blessing...Are you with me? Read on!
My bride, Brenda upon succumbing to pancreatic cancer (see the "Coming Soon!" page on this website for photo and story) ushered me into a panic-driven state of research for how to best deal with the tragedy of loss. May the following stay with you forever:
Dr. M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist, author of fine books such as The Road Less Travelled revealed a shocking insight. He stated, "Death has always fascinated me." Memorable, strange (coming from a "shrink") and fitting. A real attention-getter for me and handy for this short story!
William F. Buckley Jr, author, columnist, and conservative television talk show host upon being interviewed shortly before his death by Charlie Rose was asked if he'd like to relive his younger and popular successful years to which he replied, "Oh no, If you gave me a pill that would put me there, I'd not take it!". Stunned Charlie replied, "Why not?" Bill replied, "I'm tired of life".
Dr. Arnold Hutchsnecker in his book, Man's Will to Live devoted one chapter to a startling observation, "Man Dies When He Wants to Die"...that meaning, of course, the natural course of fate, (barring accidental or premature death) at the "appointed time". His value judgment and vast experience with dying patients gave him insight that when a person can no longer serve he or she has no reason to stay on the planet. The departing, being a subject of the natural course in life, is ready to make the final exit even though he, she or loved ones do not know how to say, "good-bye". Survivors would more easily release the beloved if only the facts were known.
We dread the moment while wisely coping with reality. Prepared people know that even such loss is temporary from the Creator's view and scheme of immortality. You see, Jesus actually removed the fear of death having overcome Satan's grip with the promise of ultimate never-ending bliss in view of the great uniting. Preparation is key to Victory.
A mother's love defies all dictionary definitions of love. Mothers instinctively seem to know that the best way to honor the dead is to serve the living.
Jim, while we all in sympathy relate in some way, extend our condolences. Had I not have met you because of your financial expertise in the best financial connections and services (www.findoutmorenow.com 4 digit code: JC35) I would not have been able to serve you with this most comforting display of encouraging thoughts to you, yours, and all who are with you at this moment.
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