People suffer in hospital

2017-11-23 06:00

MY heart goes to people in hospital who are plagued with conditions, symptoms, sicknesses and pain when all they can do is medicate it and hope for the best.

It must be lonely and hurtful having to deal with this on their own because family can only do so much to help heal the wounds.

Their heart aches and breaks to pull it together, but there’s nothing they can do to stop it. They enjoy the last moments protecting us from the knowledge of what they’re going through.

We hope and pray for their welfare, believing for the best and have faith that God will take care of the rest.

It’s an agonising journey and to walk in their shoes we would gladly take their place to shield them from harm’s way.

All the tumbling emotions pour out, their heart races to reach ours and embrace us one last time. They share their dreams and goals, but we know will not be here forever. They cannot always be strong. They never want to show weakness because we rely on them to be the anchor, the rock, the pillar in the storm and the fire and our shield from danger.

Yet they are leaving us behind, we cannot go with them to the other side. We search for them in vain, with tear stains, to touch them and hold them, if only time could erase the grief and bring them back again, to see their face, talk to them, hear their voice we would pull them close and never let them go.

Talk to them to infinity, love them back to life and all the anguish would melt away. Time never heals wounds, it just passes by as if nothing happened, it walks on, moving in the shadows lurking for the next victim, it pounces and snatches in its vice like a grip quickly and not always easily, it steals your loved one away, you miss the opportunity to say goodbye.

Before you know it, they lie lifeless and you want to knock on the door of their empty shell, begging them to come back. They refuse to endure pain anymore, they enter a beautiful, peaceful, heavenly place with a smile that everything will be perfect in their new world leaving us lonely and in despair to pick up the pieces of our broken, shattered existence and we learn and are forced to function slowly back into society, hoping to get over our loss that we never do except dream of them to comfort our hearts and hope to one day see their beloved face again. Time heals nothing, it never gets easier, we just learn to live with the hurt and adapt to the heartache. God gives us strength to overcome the burden of grief and to lay it at the cross where he takes it for us and carries our griefs and burdens, stricken he was with all our load because He cares.

We cannot wait for the day we behold their sweet faces and embrace them lovingly in our arms once again. Seasons and years pass and we look forward with anticipation to the sunshine that radiates our souls and a rainbow of colours to brighten our beings when we see their exquisite smile and angelic souls. We join them in paradise our hearts content with the uncontainable, indescribable pleasure and pure bliss that nothing this world can offer.

Love overcomes and conquers death and creates a bridge to eternity to close the gap between our worlds and seal our destiny.

Y. OPPERMAN

Pelham

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