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July 27 - When A Heavenly Angel Spoke To Me

Saturday, July 28, 2007




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A Poem a SP shared with me ( thank you HappyWalker )

Prayer for the Grieving

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com
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Additional Thoughts:

Every time I tried to lose weight I always and I do mean ALWAYS felt something holding me back - I did not have the desire to lose it. I mean I wanted to be skinny, but I did not have a true burning desire. Over the years I asked people "what am I missing"? I would pray for God to show me what was the "wall" that I could feel in front of me.
And today I finally know - the wall was pain, loss, guilt, anger, and a unwillingness to let go of all the above and the weight - the weight being a shield of sorts of all I was feeling.

Today I am free to move forward......




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  • BUDDY20
    IT SOUNDS GOOD AND YOU DO NEED TO MOVE ON. WE ALL HAVE TO HAVE TIME TO HEAL AND FOR EACH OF US IT IS DIFFERENT. I KNOW NOTHING CAN REPLACE YOUR LOSS. I LOST MY DAD A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITH OUT HIM. HE WAS MY SUPPORT AND HELPED ME THROUGH ALL THE ROUGH TIMES. NOW I JUST THANK GOD THAT I WILL BE WITH HIM SOMEDAY IN OUR HEAVENLY HOME. I ALSO AM GLAD THAT HE ISN'T SUFFEREING ANYMORE. I MISS HIM AND WISH THERE WERE THINGS I COULD DO OVER, BUT THAT IS NORMAL. I HAVE NOT LOST A CHILD AND PRAY GOD THAT I DON'T, BUT I HAVE A COUSIN WHO JUST LOST HER 21 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO ANOREXIA. I KNOW IT HAS TO BE THE ULTIMATE HURT. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF AND WELCOME ALL THE SUPPORT YOU CAN GET HERE AT SP. WE CAN'T GO BACK AND CHANGE THINGS. JUST TREASURE THE MEMORIES IN YOUR HEART. I DON'T THINK IT IS A BAD THING THAT YOU HAVE SHARED THIS WITH US. I BELIEVE IT IS A GOOD THING. PERHAPS NOW YOU CAN RECOVER AND DO SOMETHING FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU AND IF YOU NEED TO TALK JUST STOP BY. BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY!
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