Friday, August 23, 2013

Sorrow ~ Sympathy ~ Remembering

Icon to the Mother of God, Joy of those that Sorrow

it seems that other than prayer
all I can do is mark here the
sorrow of things.
I was at her wedding years ago,
wore my vibrant fuchsia silk shawl
that I had gotten at the Great Glebe Garage Sale.
I brought a tin of cookies,
a book on marriage,
a wedding icon of St. Joachim and Anna.
She was so happy.
Later miles and miles from her
I felt that she was under attack...
I could feel it day in and day out...
We were and are like sisters,
it is no surprise I felt it.
Things fell apart, suddenly, but not suddenly
but horribly
and now it is ending
and we just keep praying
as she has to build a new life
desolate for now
alone, again.
Oh Holy Saviour Jesus Christ have mercy,
how we can suffer.
I sent her the book on Mother Alexandra
who also suffered divorce and knows
the pain.
What else can be done?
We go to monasteries,
we light candles,
we put her name for prayer,
just as she always has at
her churches for me, for my husband.
May God remember all those
who are brokenhearted,
May mercy be poured out.


Matushka Anna said...

That book on Mother Alexandra is very good. I hope it helps her. Lord have mercy.

Laura said...

Lord have mercy! I will keep her in my prayers as well.

elizabeth said...

yes, it is a good book...

Thanks Laura for your prayers; my dear sister in Christ needs them...

E Helena E said...

Lord have mercy!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

May the Lord bless, comfort and guide your dear friend.

elizabeth said...

Thank you all. Yes, may the Lord help and comfort...