You get a phone call that a loved one is dead. Shock, disbelief, numbness; perhaps even anger or disappointment runs through your mind. Then you may question ‘why’? You then contact other family members to obtain as much information that you can because you were not there with your loved one. You are told very little information at the beginning, yet you go to meet with your other surviving members of your family. You seek to honor the memory of your dearly departed while uniting the family in one supportive unit.
The individual survivors of the family share with you their individual struggles to cope with what is a totally unexpected, sudden loss. Everyone is reeling from the punch to their gut with this news. There are tears shed uncontrollably, sleepless nights, loss of appetite, and the very strong urge for some to drown their sorrow in self-medicated consumption. All struggle to regain control, to cope in the best way they know how.
At the funeral you attempt to share with everyone what you believe the departed may have wanted everyone to know, and pursue. God IS! They that are at the threshold of death, come to realize that the creator of all life is real. Nature itself teaches this truth. Our scientific laws of nature teach this emphatically. VALUE LIFE! We all learn the brevity of life when a loved one dies. We should also learn to make the most of every day, to live a life that brings honor to their memory and what we have now learned. SUPPORT and strengthen FAMILY/SURVIVORS.
Our ability to cope and endure our sorrow and deep anguish of soul is strengthened when we accept the reality of what we stated above. God, life, and family, make them real. This is Sunrise.