Today marks the 13th anniversary of Scott's death. What a joy to receive emails and messages from friends and family sharing memories of Scott. Most of the stories make me laugh; some make me cry. All are a comfort to my soul.
A few years before Scott died, another bereaved mother, Nancy Williams lost her son, Matthew. Shortly after her loss, she penned the following poem:
The mention of my child’s name may bring tears to my eyes,
But it never fails to bring music to my ears.
If you are really my friend, let me hear the beautiful music of his name.
It soothes my broken heart and sings to my soul.
! Whether they bring tears to my eyes or laughter to my heart, they transform my thoughts and bring me joy.
Is there someone you know who needs to hear you
Speak the Name
of a loved one?
Author Norman Cousin wrote,
Memories are where the proof of life is stored.
I can almost guarantee the memories will soothe their broken heart and bring healing to their soul as they know others remember the life that once was.
Take time to call, email or text them, and share a story.
Don't be afraid of their tears . . .
Blessed are those who mourn
. . . who bring their grief to the outside . . .
for they will be comforted.