Coping With "Death"

I put "death" in parenthesis because I really don't believe that anybody "dies". Cars die. Batteries die. People don't die. I believe that the soul leaves the body and travels into another realm.

The first month of 2007 is about to end and already I've had to say farewell to two people I know. It's enough to make some people go crazy and create a spiral of fear and depression, but I'm a pretty resilient person. Even when my mother passed right before I was to start high school, I was still able to stay focused and eventually graduate at the top of my class. That's what she wanted me to do and I did it.

We are all put on this earth because we have a mission. We each have a purpose, "so nobody's life or death is ever in vain". Incidentally, the other night I caught the ending of the movie, "War of the Worlds" and heard that line. God meant for me to hear that.

Some people's stay on this earth is short and for others, it's a little bit longer. When we journey to another place, it simply means that we've fulfilled our mission here. God says it's time for us to go do better things. I've come to accept this.

Two days ago on January 28th it was my mother's birthday. She would have been 56 in Earth years. Farewell, mama. Two days ago was also the day I found out about the tragic killing of "Little Pat". Farewell, lil' Pat. One week ago we buried Grandpa Jack. Farewell, Grandpa Jack.

Happy travels!


Rick Cockrum said...

From your heart to theirs', Maria

Maria Palma said...


Thank you for the kind words...It means alot to me ;)

Douglas said...


Sorry to hear about your losses. :) You have a great attitude about it and I am sure they are looking down at you and smiling.

Phil Gerbyshak said...

Thank you for sharing of yourself Maria. While your losses may hurt a bit, your attitude will steel you through this challenging time. Even in struggle, you inspire me.

Best regards to all in your family who also feel the loss of loved ones.

C. B. Whittemore said...

Maria, my thoughts are with you and your family. I love how you think of death and keep the spirit of those you love alive forever. Thanks for the inspiration.

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