THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE DELTA TAU CHAPTER SORORS WHO DEPARTED
FROM US ALL TO SOON. WE WILL FOREVER MISS YOU.
Soror Karen Wade Simmons
Soror Tia Simms
Soror Bunita Whittaker
Soror Shonte' Nicole Edmundson
How Long Will The Pain Last?
How long will the pain last?" a broken hearted mourner
asked me. "All
the rest of your Life." I have to answer
truthfully. We never quite forget. No matter how many
years pass, we
remember. The loss of a loved one is like a
major operation. Part of us is removed, and we have a scar
for the rest
of our lives. As years go by, we manage.
There are things to do, people to care for, tasks that
call for full attention.
But the pain is still there, not
far below the surface. We see a face that looks familiar,
hear a voice that echoes,
see a photograph in someone's
album, see a landscape that once we saw together, and it
seems as though a knife were
in the wound again. But not
so painfully. And mixed with joy, too. Because remembering
a happy time is not all sorrow,
it brings back
happiness with it.
How long will the pain last?
All the rest of your life. But the things to remember
that not only the pain will last, but the blessed memories
as well. Tears are proof of life. The more love, the more
If this be true, then how could we ever ask
that the pain cease altogether. For then
the memory of love would go with
The pain of grief is the price we pay for love.