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A Promised Reunion

One day can change the events of our lives forever. It only takes a split-second decision and just like that our life can be changed.

Larry and I were best friends. We talked for hours on the phone. Daily he had some new adventure that he was eager to participate in. He loved life and he loved helping people. We were college students, hoping to work in the rehab field. I was in my final quarter of college when Larry and I officially began dating on September 26. My next step was to attend graduate school. Our hope was that Larry would be accepted into the physical therapy program at the college we attended. His desire was to be a physical therapist. But just like the grains of sand slipping through fingers, he was suddenly gone. In three weeks time, I went from extreme ecstasy to deep dark gloom and despair. The man I grew to love, admire and appreciate was dead.

Every October I can't help thinking about that special time. I will always miss Larry. He brightened everybody's life. Sometimes there is a curiosity in my mind about where I would be if he were still alive. What path would my life have taken? I can't help wishing my life have gone down a totally different path. But I can't change anything. He died and for the remainder of my life on this earth, I will miss him. But my hope is that his legacy, his life of ministering and helping others will be carried on through my own life. So again this October I think about him and I think about that amazing time in my life. For now, on this earth, it is Good Bye. But I have the promise of seeing him again in heaven. Until then I will hold onto the promise found in Revelation 21:4, 5 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Behold I make all things new." It also says in I Thessalonians 4:16-17, "For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." I can't wait until that day when I will see Larry again. May all of us who have lost loved ones hold onto these promises. In time all our tears will be washed away.

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