Many of you may have heard that Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce’s husband David, died last week of a pulmonary embolism. I wanted to share some of her thoughts that she shared on Saturday after the funeral.
She wrote on her Facebook Page, “The cabin is quiet now. Everyone is gone…. Zach and I sat in the stillness for awhile. I curled up on the couch and stared out of the window at the old red jeep… It sits in front of his work shed. What will we do now? How do we even begin to live with this giant hole that’s been blasted through our hearts…My son and I have a long road ahead of us….a field that’s going to need to be mowed. An orchard to water. Hedges to trim and a fence to repair….But first things first we decided…First thing we should do right now is take a nap. And so we will. Before I close my eyes – I am begging God to wake us up from this horrific dream and let my husband be sitting on the porch when I wake up.
Today she posted, “My husband was an incredible man. The last few years of his life he battled great sorrow… We had made peace with so much of our past hurts except for the lingering grief we shared together. Zach and I struggle through the same sorrows and mourn so heavily for what “should have” been. His legacy is his children, his beloved farm, his writing, his witty banter and his incredible ability to love unconditionally. So, today we rejoice for the peace he has, the joy he is enjoying and that makes our burden lighter, for sure.
Will you pray for the Pierce family and let them know that in that burden there is hope?