I’m not sure there’s a worse feeling in the world than missing someone.
Longing for someone to be near you, to feel their presence and hear their voice, when you know you can’t be with them can feel like torture.
Perhaps a loved one passed.
Or had to leave.
Or chose to leave.
Or for whatever reason, just can’t be with you.
It aches in a consuming way.
It feels like a part of your heart is missing.
I don’t have 3 steps to get over the person you are missing.
I don’t even have a whole lot of encouragement.
In fact, the hard thing is that there are some people we will miss forever.
Not everyone, but some.
Some people have such a huge impact on us that they’ll be on our mind everyday for the rest of our lives.
That’s both heartbreaking and beautiful, isn’t it?
It’s a reminder to me that humans leave imprints on one another.
It also reminds me how grateful I am for heaven and the afterlife.
The fact that we get to reunite with the ones we miss in heaven, even if we never can on earth, is truly something that I believe helps get us through.
Someday in heaven we will be together in our most perfect form. With Jesus.
No pain, no tears. Just harmony. And so much love.
Does that make us miss them less right now?
No. It doesn’t.
But it does give us hope that there will come a day.
That we won’t always feel this aching in our soul.
So friend, I just want you to know that it’s okay to be broken hearted over missing someone.
I wouldn’t expect you to feel any differently.
But I hope you know this isn’t the end of it all.
There is still a life here on earth for you.
One that will be filled with some pain, no doubt.
But one that still has purpose.
One that joy can still be found in.
Don’t give up on it.
You have a lot to look forward to, even if it feels hard to even look forward.
One day at a time.
That void may remain but other things will come, too.
Peace and joy, to name a few.
God is with you in this ache, and He’ll take you after this life to the place where aching doesn’t exist.
He is near.
Closer than you know.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog