Seeing Blessings In Death

Hidden in every death is at least one blessing.

If you keep an open ind, you will eventually see the blessing.

Hear is the blessing I found in Joe’s death.

Our Last Night Together

Joe was rehabbing after back surgery and doing well. He called me at work on Thursday and asked that I go buy a DVD player for him and his roommate. After I got to the hospital, he had me wheel him around the rehab department looking for the best TV and TV cart. He was his old techie self, trying to make things work and definitely on his “A” game.

Once we got everything set up, he told me to leave as it was a rainy March night with the temperature hovering around 32 degrees. He was concerned about me getting home before the roads froze.

So I left.

I called him upon my safe arrival home. That was our last conversation.

The next morning he was gone.

The Blessing I Discovered

It took me months before I figured out a blessing relating to Joe’s passing.

Then one day I saw the light thanks to the proverbial “light bulb” turning on over my head.

My last memory of JOe could have been of him in extreme pain. Instead, God healed Joe of his pain and left me and his family with a few days where Joe was extremely happy, upbeat and healthy.

Thank you God for that blessing.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com