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For Whom… March 6, 2007

Posted by amberpeace in Uncategorized.

There is something to be said about control. Most of life we can’t control, but we at least can pretend. We have no control over weather, but we can pop up an umbrella, we can use sunscreen, we can wear wellies. We can’t control the traffic, but we can take different routes.

But there is nothing like that for death. There is no umbrella, there are no shades. We can’t take a detour and slip by death. There is no control over death. Death does not listen to us. She cares no for your plans today, tomorrow, or next week. Death cares little if your car is made of fiberglass or is a steel framed Volvo. When Death has decided she will visit, you have no choice but to open the door. Death knocks on the doors of the elderly, the middle aged, the college student, the toddler, and the newborn.

I spent most of today numb and functioning on a low level. A family at our church lost a beloved father today. He was young, 39. It was sudden. We don’t know why, not yet.

My friends Ben and Emma had a baby today. She’s six weeks early, but they had to induce, Oliver was barely hanging on. He’s in intensive care with brain damage. I’m not exactly sure what’s going to happen. We don’t know why this happened, either.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.


1. Anonymous - March 6, 2007

Amber I am truly sorry for the loss of your friend.

Love you

2. spymum - April 5, 2007

Sorry for your loss; and I send my thoughts out to the lovely little newborn and his poor worried parents.

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