Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, December 27, 2013

I Wish You Enough

I have received this in an email several times over the past few years, however yesterday it hit home to me.  We were not sitting in an airport waiting for a plane to arrive, we were sitting in a waiting room at the NICU at UAB hospital in Birmingham waiting for Kash to cross over.  The music therapist came and sang, "You are my sunshine", and "I Hope You Dance."  My heart felt as if it weighed a ton and I know the family felt it too. At 3:20, Kash left this world.  No more more suffering.....and she is in Jesus' arms.  So I thought today I would share this story with my readers.
Recently at an airport, I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, “I love you, I wish you enough.”She in turn said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough too, Daddy.” They kissed and she left.  He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there, I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?”  “Yes, I have,” I replied, “forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?” I asked.   “I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would be for my funeral,” he said. “When you were saying good-bye I heard you say, ‘I wish you enough’, may I ask what that means?”  He began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled ever more. “When we said, ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them,” he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Good-bye.”

Tears filled his eyes and he walked away.
And so, I wish you enough.
(author unknown)
I learned a valuable lesson yesterday as I saw Keaton and Magen let go of their little angel, Kash.... without God we don’t have enough, or have eternal secturity.  They showed me a faith that was strong and let me know....that they have enough!  God Bless You All and Hug Someone you love real tight today.

1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

((HUGS)) Beautifully written post and thank you for sharing the story "I wish you enough." My prayers are with Keaton and Magen along with all their family and friends.