Real Tears

Life is too short.

So cliché.

No matter how oversaturated the sentence may be it doesn’t negate the truth and totality behind those four words. Today I found out that a good friend of mine was called home to glory.

I’ve been lucky to never have someone close to me pass. My grandfather passed in 2002 and my grandmother is 2010 but honestly I wasn’t that close to them where it hit extremely close to home. I was more so worried about how I would console my mother. I’ve never been to a funeral. That’s nothing to brag about, its just a testament to how fortunate I am to still have most of my loved ones in my life.

Thirty-two years old is entirely too young for anyone to go. Not when you have two young daughters who will need their mother. Yesterday I started reading a short book entitled The Pursuit of Purpose by Dr. Joseph W. Walker, III and it got me thinking about what God’s purpose is for me and how I can align myself to do what God has called me to do.

When I first heard of my friend’s passing I can’t lie, I thought what God’s purpose was for her. I immediately thought that God’s purpose couldn’t have been this. Not to such a smart, beautiful, friendly, generous young woman. She didn’t deserve to go so soon.

Those were my immediate thoughts. It didn’t take me long to pull myself together and realize that its not up to me to question God’s plan or authority. He moves in ways that I can’t ever fathom. I just have faith that she is with Him and she’s smiling that million-dollar smile.

I’ll miss you Cryssy. I love you.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5


11 thoughts on “Real Tears

  1. Me

    We weren’t very close, but I did meet her – and Cyd – on two occasions. Both times Rupert was with me. The last time I saw her was Labor Day weekend last year. Everyone had a good time. I remember how cool that was.

    I send my love and positive energy to her family, especially her two little girls.

  2. Rae

    I so very very sorry for your loss and offer my deepest condolences. There really are few words in this instance. Prayers are going out to both her daughters, her family and you.

  3. Lioness Rising

    So sorry for your loss. I pray for her children and family. You are 100% right, God takes people away just as he can heal others. Often it doesn’t seem fair or in line with who some people say God is (a powerful healer, etc) but he has a reason for everything although sometimes that reason will never be made very clear to us.

  4. Sayo O.

    Sorry, cuz… Thoughts and prayers with you and the family of your friend. May God comfort you all and be a mother, daughter, and friend to those she left behind.

    Always makes you review life when someone goes before their time. Keep your head up.

  5. Silent Scorpion

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Even though I’ve been through a lot of loss myself, I know no two people experience these tough times the same. I’ll continue praying for you, your friends and family. Again, I’m here if you need anything.


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