Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen and unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed.
Noel Pinnock it’s been 180 days since your spiritual departure/promotion and not a day has past that you’re earthly presence have not been missed! I am slowly adjusting to this new abnormal and as you know it has not been easy by no stretch of the human imagination and to say it plainly…it sucks!!
However, when I remove my selfish biases, I am reminded that you’re better than blessed…you are with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and it doesn’t get any better than that!
My beloved embryo twin brother, I find myself cleaving to every earthly memory that I shared with you and I can wait till our Savior returns so that we can make new eternal memories together!
That being said and in the spirit of humility, I am not the only one that miss you. Since your spiritual departure your entire family, friends, and the community you selflessly served all have a hole in their hearts that only God can fill, restore, and heal!
I often find myself thinking if only we had more time together, but then the Spirit of God reminds me that we will spend the rest of eternity together and this spiritual truth is like an anchor to my soul.
No-No, even in my grief you would want me to encourage others who are presently “in the paint” of grief, pain, and hurt. If that’s you today, let me/us encourage you to read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Additionally, here are three guiding principles from these passages above that are presently keeping me grounded in this valley:
- Don’t grieve in your own strength!
- Don’t grieve without hope!
- The Cross is real!
May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper gently in your ear just how much we all love and miss you and wish that you were here, but we know and are learning to accept that it was God’s plan to bring you home with Him! ❤️🩹
Love you No-No!!