"Heart Prints"

This past week,I sat and saw,for the first time,on screen,up close and personal,a human heart,viewed from every angle.I sat,mesmerized and it was as if I saw the whole life of this beautiful heart.
Looking deep within the crevices, I saw the tiny baby heart,forming beneath her mother heart;formed of love by a mother and dad.It was as though I saw the little child heart,beating with glee and happiness as she romped with childhood friends.
Looking closer, I observed the wild and hard beating of a heart that had come face to face with the love of her life.I saw a heart full of happy thoughts and memories of times spent with sisters,brothers,nephews and nieces.
As I gazed even closer,it was as it were this big,man-sized prints imprinted upon this heart,indicative of the day she placed this heart into the hands of her eternal love.
Looking even closer,I observed two tiny handprints, deeply embedded,indicating, as my own mother’s heart believes that on the exit of each of her children,from beneath her heart,each child reaches up and grabs a handful of heart.This woud explain why a mother’s heart is never complete unless,that child is with them;be it in flesh or spirit.
A dark, cavernous,gaping wounded place appeared,full of all the pain,suffering and lost dreams.Upon closer inspection,however, I saw what appeared to be multitudes of footprints surrounding this dark cavern;footprints left by friends ,family and people she had been close to.In this area also, where the indentations of all the medical teams that had worked so hard to prolong her life.
There,in the midst and much to my surprize,I saw a special place just for me.
Fixing to turn away,before my eyes, there appeared in this heart,by far the most important prints of all;two nail-scarred hands encompassing this beautiful heart and all it held.Having seen all this, I was strangely warmed and greatly comforted as I bid farewell to the physical part of this heart only for I know that the spirit of such a heart will truly never die but will forever surround all those she held dear.Farewell dear Dianna,my dear friend.I am so thankful that I finally saw your heart.

"Heart Prints"


Joined January 2008

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This was written and given as a eulogy at my sister-in-law’s funeral after she lost her 2 year ardous medical journey against overcoming morbid obesity.

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