Friday, January 28, 2011

Catch A Fire (Reflective Friday)

A friend's sister died unexpectedly. And it is always unexpected, isn't it -- whether the person is eight or 80, ill or well?

As I was sitting in the chapel, I happened to be looking in the direction of my friend's daughter who's been away at college; I saw a smile alight on her face, catch fire then spread. Her father had just walked into the room and she followed him with her eyes and I could tell that she was eagerly waiting for him to finish a conversation with his siblings but it was so sweet; she could hardly stay seated.

I told my friend how her daughter's face lit up and she said it had been a while since she had seen her father.

All that to say, I hope that there's someone that makes you smile like that -- someone who makes your face catch a fire -- even in the midst of sorrow.


  1. This is a beautiful sentiment to send a friend in their sorrow. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. LitProf,

    Thanks for the feedback. It was definitely a nice moment to witness.