Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Empathy

Yesterday morning I got a call that one of my close friends had lost his mom and my heart sank.

Ever since the news I've been a bit of an emotional wreck. 
Not because I was so close to his mom, truth be told I hadn't seen her in over two years, but because I know all too well the roller coaster my friend and his family are about to go on. 
It breaks my heart. 
I feel helpless. 
I know there is nothing I can say or do to take the pain and hurting away. 
Prior to my mom's death, I was always sad to hear someone I knew lost a friend or relative, but now....now it brings all the emotions I went through flooding back.  I don't want to see my friend have to go through that.  No one should have to go through it. 

But unfortunately, God had a different plan.

One I will probably never understand.

So now I will do all that I can.
I will put on my brave face to be there for my friend just as he was there for me.


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6 comments:

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Oh that's so horribly sad, but it's so great for him that he has you to help him go through the grieving process. Stay strong.

Lindsey said...

Oh friend, that is so tragic. I'm so sorry!

Molly said...

Oh, I can imagine that kind of news would bring back so many memories of what you went through and what you still go through. I hope your experience through your own grief will help him heal.

dave and jenn said...

No fun. :(

I remember helping a friend through a loss after losing my dad. Sometimes it's nice to have that wisdom about you, but then it also just sucks that you know so much about dealing with this sort of thing through your own experience. :(

Holly said...

Wow, what a horrible experience, I'm so sorry for his loss. :(

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What a tough situation. I'm sorry to hear this for him and you.