Death Can Be Beautiful
edited: Friday, March 12, 2004
By Addie Williams & Katie Fairchild
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004
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While as the editor (I hope this is the right word) of my mothers works, I choose to put this in an the category of an article, as it is not written as a poem, nor a blog, but just something that others need to think about and go with. My hopes are that this will reach many in suffering that are in loss of
death of loved ones and help them cope or give strength. It did with me. It, at least gives us all something to think about.
Death can be beautiful - when it gives release from suffering and pain. Death can be beautiful when it magnifies love through the comfort, the compassion and sympathy of friends and relatives.
Death can be beautiful when it binds those yet living more closely together, when it revives memories of a life which in its totality displayed a richness of texture and a strength of design in which the selflessness, tenderness compassion and generosity were merged. Death can be beautiful when in coming it opens the doors of life again - a life revealed in God's beyond and evermore. Death can be a gift, a reward, a promise fulfilled, the essence of God's love. The sorrow itself, that trails the wake of death, is a quality and measure of love that is creative in that it requires us to re-examine the values we hold. It causes us to question the validity of our lives, it opens our hearts to renewed appreciation of those whom we still have to love and underscores the possibility of unpredictable loss.
Addie W. Williams
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|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|This Leaves Lot Room For Discussion,i.e. My Own Near Death Experiences I Can Only Relate--You Leave Pain In Physical World Does Not Mean You Are Not In Pain In Afterlife...
I Like To Think Good People Die In Good Afterlife As Evil People Die In (Pain) Evil Afterlife...
I Wrote In My Books Even As Child My Own Hell I Went Through:
You Will Go To Hell Before You Ever Get To Heaven...
Death To Can Be Horrifying...Physical World Is Only Beginning Of What Comes Next...
Etal: It Behooves You(Any Human) To Be Of Good To Humanity Those In Need Of Compassion Is True Love...
|Reviewed by Jennifer Holly MacDonald
|The last two months has brought me face to face with the death of two of my loved ones. God, how I miss them as they were in their earthly bodies. But now it is time for me to know them differently.
"Death can be a gift, a reward, a promise fulfilled, the essence of God's love."
Yes, death is the fulfillment of a promise or many promises so in the physical passing of my two loved ones, Rogan and Theo, I say thank you for keeping your promises. I have appreciated ever single second of your lives here on earth.
Thanks for sharing this writing.
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Thank you for inviting me to come to this page. Your mother was a wise person, and in many instances, she spoke in precision and never miss a beat. I love your mother's works a lot.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by PAULA LESLIE (Reader)
|Some people may think it strange to think of death at ant age but, on the contrary, in my opinion it isn't. Not if you comprehend and try to understand the meaning within death as Addie has so expertly and faithfully done.
A person or child who is at peace with themselves would understand the insight that Addie has voiced about death. It is a reward and an honor when you know that you have made peace and asked forgiveness and are ready for our Lord to take us to a better place.
I have been attending funerals since I was a small baby, (so my family tells me). I remeber having a dream of kissing a dead family member, but later my grandma explained that it wasn't a dream, it was real. That was a very tramatic thing to go through and I have not continued that tradition with my children.
This entry of Addie's reveals the peace within her and hpefully it will help anyone realize that death is not a bad thing and not to be afraid. In death, we miss the physical person....the hugs, the talks, the funny facial expressions and the "I love you's", BUT if we could only realize that our loved one will always be with us in spirit or thought, a picture in a scrapbook or on the mantle and mostly in our hearts, this might ease the pain of losing them a little. We should concentrate on all of the memories that our pockets and hearts can fill for all the moments we have all shared with them, for all of the comfort they gave to us when they were here on earth, for all of their advice, comfort and spiritual guidance and whatever happiness they gave us, and remember they are went to our Lord. He will take good care of them.
When we believe in Him, peace will come to us. We won't miss our loved ones any less, but it will get easier to cope and continue living our lives until our time has come. Peace be with everyone near that time and peace be with everyone who has suffered a great loss. God is taking care of the ones He has called to His side.
Katie, this message is also to you, my dear and loving friend. Sometimes I need to remind myself of what I say to others. Thank you for reminding me and giving me peace within myself again. I am so proud of you and your mother would be too. Love,
|Reviewed by Dan Summerfield (Reader)
Quite beautiful. I wish I had known your mother.