My whole family together, my mom here and laughing.
When asked who would pray before dinner the other day,
my five year old Sophia niece offered..
Here were her words:
Please help us not to be sad when we remember Grandma.
A perfect prayer for my whole family.
For child and adult.
And for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one.
Help us to rejoice with them … as they are rejoicing in heaven.
and at the same time, remember all of the happiness we shared with them while they were on earth.
It’s a tall order, one only God can fill.
And with Sophia’s prayer, help us to see how remembering can be used to bring joy and not pain.