and an angel weeps~

He was her son, his brother, a friend to many.
He was a former student, a bright
and engaging personality.
It came to an abrupt end at some point this weekend
and we are left with questions and tears.
Kirk loved and was loved.
His death brings us to our knees
and to the arms of each other.
Death can be cruel but it loses its power
when we reach out to others
and turn toward the One that cries with us.
I have long loved the sculpture of the Weeping Angel
and thought of it when I got the news last night
that Kirk is no longer a part of our world.
He will remain in our hearts, our memories,
but he no longer will be on the end of the phone
or share life with family and friends.
We will cry and we will miss him.
We have lost too many in this little community,
in this tight knit place. My heart aches and hurts
for the pain his mother is enduring.
And will forever live with.
The weeping angel. Heaven is aware.
He cares and comforts.
And oh, oh, how we need that now~

I originally posted this on my blog, Heartstrings, but felt it may reach more through our family site. Please lift his family in prayers. This is a difficult time for so many~


Stacia said...

I am so sorry for your loss and all the pain you and your friends are going through. That picture of the weeping angel is just breathtaking and powerful. You said it very well though...Death loses its power when we reach out to others... I will have to write that down and keep it close.

Donna Pugh said...

Nancy, thank you for your beautiful thoughts in such a tragic time - I know they deeply touched Kirk's family..and me. I remember them like second graders too!

~ from The Letter Writer ~

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