Sunday, June 13, 2010


When I get to Heaven, I'm going to have some questions.
Lots of them.

Things like: Why do we have mosquitoes? Is there really a need for huge, furry spiders? And why do my girls have such screechy voices at times?

Then I'll have another question: Why do such bad things happen? Is it really necessary to go through some of the trials that take place?

We just had a good friend pass away. He was only 31 years old. He was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue somewhere around February, and it just happened so fast! He leaves behind a family, a wife, siblings, an eight year-old step-son that he adored...why?
Why is it that sometimes God heals and sometimes He says no?
My heart hurts.
Shawn was a great guy. He was a good friend to my husband, and he loved the Lord with all his heart. He suffered so much these past few months that I'm glad he doesn't have to suffer anymore...but why did he have to in the first place?

I know I can't see what God sees...and I'm glad. I'm pretty sure I couldn't handle it. I'm just wondering why...
And someday I'll ask.

Shawn, you will be missed. You were a great friend, and although we didn't want to see you go, we know you are safe in the arms of Jesus. No more pain, no more suffering, no more you can stand whole and in peace with the Lord.


Granny said...

Kendra, I'm so sorry. I don't have any answers either.

Stacey said...

So sorry for your loss.

Love you,

angela said...

Your words were beautifully expressed, a word fitly spoken :)

How we wish we had the words... To express why and then also to give as comfort. So many things escape us in that time of need.

Words I can give as others before me...I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds so inadequate to my ears... But said with all the love I can muster... And I love you!!

Patti Roberts said...

Very nice tribute, Kendra. Yes, Shawn was the best and he will be missed!

LZ Blogger said...

Sweet words for a sad loss. Someday the reason will be known to you. God always has a plan even though we can't see it when it's happening. ~ jb///

"Phoebe's Sister" (a.k.a. mjk to my friends) said...

I'm with those who cannot explain why. I'm recalling a passage from the book, "A Tale of Three Kings" by Gene Edwards, in which the storyteller says something to this effect... (This is only the jist.) God is never more God than when He keeps silence and asks us to trust Him - even when we don't... can't understand. Sometimes we come to understanding later on down the road, sometimes understanding never comes in this life.

This much I do know, He is the Comforter. And when you find the comfort that can only come from Him, make note of it. For it will be a comfort to someone else along life's way. (II Corinthians 1:3-5)

Love to you, my precious friend.

Cliff said...

I guess it's not up to us to decide when our work here is done.
Good thing.
I'm so sorry about your friend and yes it leaves so many questions.
It's hard to rejoice for him even though we know we should.