Gone From My Site…

The Dying Expericence… 

Today I was cleaning out some of my filing cabinets and stumbled upon a small book I was given by hospice shortly before my mother passed away. A flood of emotions came back as I flipped through it’s short, yet impactful pages.

The book was written by Barba Karnes, RN.  In a nutshell it prepares the loved ones that will be left behind what will happen physically and emotionally to the patient that is transitioning between worlds. 

Gone From My Site has a peom on the last page of it. This I must share with you.

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.  She is an object of beauty and strength.  I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.

Then somone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in the mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear th eload of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminshed size is in me, not in her.  And just at the moment when somone at my side says: “There, she is gone!” There are other eyes watching her comng, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”

And that is dying.  – Henry Van Dyke

Visit http://www.bkbooks.com to get your copy.

Be blessed and take comfort in knowing they are not gone, just gone from your site.


Emily Dibrell

Revelation 2:14 Death of Mother/loved one


About Sprinkles of Faith

I am wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I have 5 kids who are amazing. I enjoy home schooling, gardening, and living my simple farm life. My mother went home to be with Jesus in 2013. Through pain and heartache my husband and I started on a new adventure that is changing our lives. Pink Zebra. After less than 4 short months with the company, I promoted 3 times. I am now an Executive Manager and Kenan is a Manager! Kenan and I love working for such a great company and meeting so many new people. Sprinkles of Faith is dedicated in loving memory of my mother. Check out my website to learn more about Pink Zebra. sprinklesoffaith.com "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

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