another goodbye

tonight my family went to chris's house to sing to him, and he was nearly gone. labored, rattling breaths, unseeing eyes...unable to talk, unable to control his jerky movements.
but he knew we were there...he even tried to join a few times, which came out only as forced moans and cries. his other friends and his doctor sat near him, their hands on him.
and as all 10 of us crowded around to sing hushed hymns to our dear dying friend i felt like one of the most blessed people in the world to be there...

it's been a while since i've cried at the side of someone's deathbed.

 Jesus, thank you that the next time i see him he will be whole and beautiful in eternity...

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