Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Death Transforms Our Separation

These words say much--but not all.  I found them a little comforting,  but the scriptures and my early catechism are my constant stay.  Donahue is a good brother who died recently yet lives through his ministry of love in his writing.

His vocabulary is not that of Christian Theology--that is his strength and freshness.  His Celtic mysticism provides a rich lens that magnifies the truth of Christ.  It feels like a high jack of sorts, but he really rings my bell.  My days with Janey have been transformative--largely because she embodies, by the providence of God,  so much of what Donahue alludes to.  As the morphine takes hold she is sometimes fuzzy headed--but the smile, the humour, and grace of a fantastic life lived in love and wonder prevails above all--thanks be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus.  Always and Forever,  Don and Janey 

6 comments:

  1. I was there to deliver all three of my children. It was beautiful.
    At the same hospital I was at my wifes death bed. I was holding her when she died. It was tragic.
    She is at peace, I am broken.

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  2. Mornin' Don,
    I've read your post three times and watched the video and still am at a loss for words so thought I would just let you know I am here and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    May the presence of God be a constant comfort to you and Janey.
    Carol

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  3. A life lived in passion and love, for whom you're with and what you do. God prevailing over, bestowing his grace.

    What more could one want?

    My love to you both.

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  4. Bless you my brother and my sister.

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  5. I was taken with his brother's tribute. I have had Eternal Echoes on my bookshelf for years, not realizing he had died. It's available anytime, if interested. Picking up Anam Cara at the library today. ♥

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  6. wrapping you both up in prayer - You are held by the Everlasting Arms - you are not alone on the journey, and the promises are real and they are true. Hold on to them dear friend.

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