Losing Someone We Love
Nothing prepares us for losing someone we love. Back when I was 6 almost 7 I lost a very important person in my life, my Mother. Her name was Mary Lois (Ketner) Martin. She was killed in a car accident. I was not prepared to lose her. I did not react very good as a matter of fact I acted quite badly. I can't tell you all that I went through from the lost of my mother. It wasn't until I was almost 30 years old that I was able to come to grips with it. My dear friend, Dr. James W. Delashmit who was also my mentor counseled me and helped me deal with this lost.
Later after I became a Pastor in Baraboo Wisconsin I experience my second lost. My grandfather, my mother's father died. I wasn’t ready for this either and I was deeply hurting inside. I used many of the things Dr. Delashmit taught me and finally I was able to deal with it.
As time passed I was to lose many more. My Uncle Charles (on my Dad's side passed way. Then my grandmother, Queenie Martin, Aunt Mary, Aunt Betty and Uncle John on my Dad's side all passed away. Then Kelly and I lost Josh in a boating accident which tore our hearts out.
I lost many on my Mother's side but none hit me so hard as my Uncle Glenn who was my mother's brother. I loved him so dearly and it hurt me that I wasn't able to spend more time with him. He passed way this past October and circumstances didn't allow me to go to his memorial service.
What I really wanted to say in this post is that we don't really know how much we will miss someone until they are gone. And there is nothing that can prepare you for that lost. Let them know how much you care while they are still here.