Thursday, February 28, 2013

365 Project - Day 59 - "Sacred Heart"

February 28, 2013 - "Sacred Heart"

My Grandfather died while I was holding his hand. It was the first time I ever experienced death firsthand. I passed out.

When I came to, I was in his bedroom... lying on his bed. I looked up and the first thing I saw was this very old framed image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus hanging on the bedroom wall. Something about it just called to me... so my Aunt gave it to me that very night and I've had it ever since.

Now it hangs on my own bedroom wall and when I look at it I not only remember my Grandfather... I also remember the peaceful side of death.

Today I look at it again having experienced a death... as our beloved cat Ziggy passed away suddenly last night. He died peacefully. He had been fine all day... then went to sleep and just didn't wake up. He wasn't old... only about five or six years - and hadn't been sick at all. We don't know what happened... we only know that he is gone... and that we loved him and always will.

Rest In Peace my friend.

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