The Promise in the Waiting

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Today’s Prompt:  Good-bye

I’ve never cared for good-byes.  Airports are bittersweet for me.  I love watching reunions but I hate seeing the good-byes.  Saying good-bye to my mom when she died was the hardest good-bye I’ve ever had to say.  And yet,at the same time, it was also the most hope-filled goodbye I’ve ever experienced.   I once shared the good-bye note my mom left us when she died.  You can read that post here.

The portion of the note that I can repeat by heart are the last three sentences.

I am not alone. I have crossed over from death to life, and at this very moment, as you read these words, I am with my Savior, our Lord Jesus.
I’ll be waiting for you here.

I am thankful that, in Christ, good-byes are only temporary.  The waiting is hard some days, but the hope we can grab hold of while we wait brings so much comfort and peace.

10 thoughts on “The Promise in the Waiting

  1. dawn

    i cannot imagine saying goodbye to my mom…although i know the day will come. but what a gift to have a note from her… with those precious words!

  2. Beck Gambill

    It doesn’t get easier does it? I don’t think it’s supposed to. We do have so much hope, knowing we’ll be united to our dear ones again, it eases the pain a bit. We weren’t made for separation though. I appreciate your heart-felt words.

    1. Eileen Post author

      Thanks, Beck. I agree. Loss is not something we “get over”. It becomes a part of who we are and continues to shape us into the person God desires us to be. The most beautiful lesson to me has been that God has a way of allowing joy and sorrow to coexist…and it’s okay. God promises to be there through it all!


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