Thursday, April 25, 2013

Loss

Today, I am feeling sad.  I lost a good friend last night.  After a long struggle with kidney failure, a kidney transplant, having that kidney fail, dialysis, my good friend Lynn died of a heart attack.  He had been sick for a long time.  But he never lost his spirit.
Lynn and I have sung together in choir, a quartet, an adult "swing" chous, and madrigal groups for over 35 years.  He sang bass and could reach those really low notes that seem to shake the rafters.  He was fun.  He was humorous, and was a good Christian, family man. 
His passing makes me sad, but it is a sadness that I realize is mine.  Lynn has suffered so in the last year, that I know in my heart that he no longer is suffering.  But today, that reality doesn't ease the sorrow in my heart.
Lynn was a strong leader in the community, and a respected business man.  He had a near death experience several years ago, and because of it, wrote a book which told his story, and maybe made it easier for those faced with death and dying.
Lynn, will be missed, but I know that he is one guy that when he arrived at the heavenly gates, God greeted him with open arms and said, "Welcome home, O good and faithful servant."
Goodbye Lynn, I'll miss you, buddy!

Peace,
JE

4 comments:

Marcia said...

Sometimes now it seems that we have more people in Heaven than here. I can't wait (well, maybe I can wait a little while) to see them again.
Condolences on the loss of your good friend.

Georgia Stromer said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you will hold your dear friend, Lynn, in your heart. What a lovely tribute you wrote! In time I hope all the happy memories, songs and experiences you shared will be a comfort ....

Curley said...

Remember, Loved ones never really leave us. They are right there in our hearts to bring out and visit anytime we want. They are memories and they always make the best stories. Thinking of you my friend.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, sorry for your loss of your friend.