Topic: A Grief Observed: C.S. Lewis

I wanted to share the title of this book with you- it is written by CS Lewis after he lost his wife to cancer- he seems to put in words how I feel- the battle with his faith and God, the pain of  bereavement and eventually hope.
It has given me a lot of comfort with the loss of my dear husband and my wrecked faith in God.

Best wishes as always,
C

Re: A Grief Observed: C.S. Lewis

Chrissy,  Thanks for sharing this. I am glad this book has given you some comfort. I will look for it. Think of you often. Take one day at a time. Hugs. Nancy

Loving my husband from afar.

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Hello, I am Kitty Corson Knight; I just recently lost my daddy, Edward Corson, to a two-week battle with CC.  We went on a wonderful cruise at the beginning of June; by early July, he had lost his appetite and was having some back and shoulder pain.  By the time it was diagnosed, he had just enough time to try a combo-chemo drug once, then make his decision that he wanted to die.  My mother and I are still reeling from this devastating, aggressive cancer and its effects.  How can you have a cancer inside your body and not know until it is too late to stop it????????

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Dearest Kitty, I am so very sorry to read about your Daddy, he must have been very special.  Kitty we know not much about CC, about all we know for sure is it is devastating as most don't find out they have it until its almost too late. There are no warning signs in the beginning. The better news is that we are starting to be heard and that is really very important. I am so sure that your Daddy is very proud of you and very lucky to have such a loving daughter. My deepest sympathies go to you and your Mother and please keep the Memory of that wonderful Cruise in the front of your mind.


To my dearest family some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay,
I'm writing this from Heaven. Here I shall dwell with God above
Here, there's no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy because I'm out of sight
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me and He said "I welcome you,
It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you are part of my plan
There's so much that we have to do to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list was to watch and care for you
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you . . in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
One thing is for certain though my life on earth is o'er
I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
When you're walking down the street and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind
And when it's time for you to go . . from that body to be free
Remember you're not going . . you're just coming here to me.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: A Grief Observed: C.S. Lewis

What a beautiful poem, Lainy. Who is the author?

-Byron

"Pull down your hat, strap on your spurs, and tighten the cinch. Let's ride this mustang."

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Hi Mark. I had to google it.  It was written by a Ruth Ann Mahaffey. I have never heard of her but I like to keep poems and sayings I find as so many of them I love to use on our CC site. Many times they express just what I am trying to say. I do notice that you express yourself wonderfully! The only original I wrote was when Teddy was in his last few days, I sat down and the words and the tears just flowed.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: A Grief Observed: C.S. Lewis

Oh, I forgot to share this, but we need to make sure to protect proprietorship.  Including the name of the originator will suffice.

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER