GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Death or Life?

On December 29, 2010 my 32 year old daughter, Becky, lost her life in an automobile accident. ‘GLEANINGS from Claudia’ is a mother’s journal of grief.


She’s gone
In a moment she left
And the moment she left
Entered life and reality and love like I’ve never loved

She never knew death
Quick and done
She closed eyes here
And opened eyes there in a blinking moment of pained joy

And we left here
Grieved and grieve
And taste death often
Longing to sit and talk and hold and hug her gone

Death is our construct
Not hers
She feared it here
But never knew it laid upon her knew only life one place then another

Time’s the rub
And we wait
Looking for the day
To sit and talk and look and touch and know again deeply … deeper

God and Jesus
Shared this too
The day of longing separation
Aching to talk again – eternity held hostage to time

And it came
Life and joy
Resurrection and relationship
And my confidence soars with tears of longing joy

Life interrupted
Love interrupted
Not gone just paused here


About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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1 Response to GLEANINGS from Claudia: Grief – Death or Life?

  1. Heidi says:

    Beautifully written Claudia. I am always touched by your words. Thank you for sharing with us.

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