The longest walk you’ll ever take is the walk away from the grave of someone you love. If you have never done that, you can’t imagine how difficult it is.
- To walk away and feel as if the world has come to an end.
- To walk away and think about what used to be and what might have been.
- To walk away and realize, “I’ll never be the same again.”
- To play over and over in your mind the good times, the laughter, the crazy stories.
- To reach out and touch a face and find it gone forever.
- To cry until you can’t cry anymore.
- To watch them bury your dreams and hopes and all that was good about life.
- To know it is over, done, finished, the end, and there is nothing you can do about it.
- To walk away to friends who cannot understand and to a world that hardly cares.
It is the longest walk and the saddest day. Every step takes you away from the tombstone of a broken dream.
Special thoughts from Ray Pritchard
Consider the longest walk you have made after the death of a loved one. What other things would you add to the above list?
IF WE PRAYED AS MUCH AS WE WORRIED, WE’D HAVE A LOT LESS TO WORRY ABOUT! GIVE GOD YOUR WORRIES!