Rejoice and Weep Together
- 2012 30 Oct
Barbara was struck by the moment she was witnessing. Her young niece of 36 years had unexpectedly died of a blood clot in the heart. The death of a child is never anticipated. Barbara was at her sister’s to offer support and attend to details for each day.
Sitting on the couch across from her was her sister, Julie, her nephew, her sister’s ex-husband and current husband. They were looking through photo albums and reminiscing. In the midst of the mourning, was a short time of levity and remembrance. The sadness was masked for a brief period, by the happy times of the past.
There was a unity and a support for each other that transcended the broken relationships of the past. This was a picture of what the future will hold after the grieving and healing from the tremendous loss they share together.
(Romans 12:15) Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!