~ to a dear friend~
I watched you as you filed in,
The look that was upon your face,
Next to dear friends and beloved kin,
Your daughter and you took your place.
That look – that one of great sadness,
With each thought, it wondered why,
That in the home once filled with gladness,
Where now we heard a family cry.
Why, oh why must daddy go,
Mommy, I do not understand,
Why, oh why must it be so?
Why, oh why did he leave today,
He, who is my love and joy,
Why, oh why could he not stay?
As I sat sat at the funeral of a dear friend who lost a friend and husband. As I saw a little girl, who could not understand why Daddy needed to leave, my heart broke and tears fell. As questions wandered through my mind, a verse came to mind. “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9. His grace will carry us through the morrow, even when we don’t understand.
And I will praise Him, “even when it hurts.”
Please join me in praying for my friend and her daughter as they take one day at a time.
4 thoughts on ““Why”- a Heart’s Cry”
Thank you for sharing, Andrea. I feel for the family, even though I might not know them.
Thank you! I had lost contact with my friend and had just recently recontacted – a connection that I believe God had planned.
Thank you Andrea for sharing the poem. It’s beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes as I read it and grieve along with her.
Anyone interested in sharing a money gift with my dear cousin/ friend and her daughter can send it to:
“Caitlyn Harris Fund”
. BB&T Bank
749 East Main Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552
A King’s Daughters
Thank you Lois! As I reflected on the day, my heart hurt for her. The best way for me to process it was to write it out!