you too


you too have felt

the welling up,

of tears that rise

in unexpected moments

you too have felt

the numb,

the tiredness,

that comes with loss

you too have felt

the sympathetic song,

of friends, whose eyes

meet yours and then look down

you too have felt

grief, loss,


you too.


John 11;35   Jesus wept.

The gospel uses a simple sentence with a very strong verb.  He knows and understands grief.  He walks into our pain with us, into the darkness and that is enough for now.

I am still looking for that sliver of joy, it will also come, I know.

About Nanc

lifelong teacher who is semi-retired (does this sound better?) who loves God, family and laughing... who hates social injustice... who wants to write every day... who needs to exercise every day... who blog hops... who wants to live her everyday life led by her savior, Jesus Christ!

6 responses »

  1. Beautifully said for all of us, Nancy. My sister-in-law died in April & once in a while I remember that I can’t call, won’t see her again. Still sad, still grieving. Thanks you for this, and I am sad for you, too.

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