Saturday, March 08, 2008

Trials

This has been one of those weeks. A good friend died. I got notice that another friend's wife was sick, but expected to stay strong into next week and went down to see her in the hospital during a snow storm only to discover she had taken a bad turn for the worse and they were going to discontinue life support in the morning. A sister in our ward had her husband die.

I'm blogging on my perspective and thoughts about trials and adversity tomorrow at Mormon Matters.

http://mormonmatters.org/2008/03/09/trials/

But, it has been a week with a number of them. But every week has trials. Otherwise it wouldn't be the imperfect world we dwell in.

3 comments:

Keri said...

I'm sorry for your losses.

I find your blog to be an insightful example of the kind of attitude we should have toward grief. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

You probably understand the phrase "when it rains, it pours" so much better than I ever could. Thank you for your words and for sharing your experiences with the rest of us. It means a lot!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to lose those we care about. Those grieving are blessed to have you to mourn with them and offer comfort as you also mourn your past and recent losses.

When I am being bitter, I think how my life must be going pretty good as in not having a loved one in the hospital. I figure if I have that much mental energy to be bitter rather than praying for the health of a loved one that I must have it very good and I try to stop being bitter.-Barb