Footprints On Our Hearts


“Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.  They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

We lost a dear Christian lady, age 56, to cancer a few days ago.  Her funeral is today.  Her husband, mother, children, grandchildren and friends have watched her suffer for quite some time.

“Love the people God gave you, because he will need them back one day.”

It has been almost 6 months now since I lost my brother to dementia.  Being his caregiver for years and watching him suffer was so sorrowful. He left footprints on my heart and I will never be the same.  Grief becomes more bearable with time, but the loss is always there.  Never judge someone who is grieving until you have lost someone. Never judge until you understand grief is a healing process.

6 thoughts on “Footprints On Our Hearts

  1. There is no time limit on grieving for someone. It takes as long as it takes, and as you say, the loss is always there. When someone else dies, you remember anew. Hard to believe it is nearly six months since your brother died.

  2. The loss is always there, it just takes a different form over time. Until you are touched by death you don’t understand,

  3. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    I’m still lost without my mother and it’s been 10 years.
    I am sending you a big hug! 🙅

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