Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday Saying

Because I could not stop for Death—
He kindly stopped for me—
The Carriage held but just Ourselves—
And Immortality.

We slowly drove—He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility—

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess—in the Ring—
We passed the fields of Gazing Grain—
We passed the Setting Sun—

Or rather—He passed Us—
The Dews drew quivering and chill—
For only Gossamer, my Gown—
My Tippet—only Tulle—

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground—
The Roof was scarcely visible—
The Cornice—in the Ground—

Since then—'tis Centuries—and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity—

- Emily Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop for Death

I love Emily Dickinson's poems and this has always been a favorite. I used to have it memorized. The events of this past week made it pop into my head when I sat here to post my Sunday Saying. It is sad when life is cut short for anyone. We received news that Little Ian passed away this last Thursday. He was only 6 months old, but was such a fighter. I am grateful for my testimony that families can be reunited in heaven and that Ian is with Heavenly Father watching over his family. Another sad happening took place tonight. One of our little 6 week old kittens died after a fall. There was nothing we could do to help him and it's so hard to explain to Toddler that he will not be waking up and went to live in Heaven. What a sad week.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I am so sorry to hear about little Ian. I just can't imagine how hard this must be for his family. Thanks for letting all of us know about him through your blogs.