Friday, February 9, 2018

A Life Honored

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
photo credit: Adobe Stock found at: Next Avenue

She stood in front of the podium.
She looked out over the crowd. 
The lump in her throat grew with every passing second.
Silently she prayed, I need help Lord. This pain is too great, my hope is in you for that is the only way I can make it through this. Amen
She lifted her head and as she did, happiness formed inside. How? How could she be happy at this, the worst hour of her life?
But she was happy, it was an honor to stand here and give this eulogy, her final farewell to the man she loved more than life itself.
She drew in a deep breath, exhaled and began..."thank you all for coming here today and joining me in the celebration of a life well lived."

Your words are:
hope ~ help ~ happiness ~ honour ~ pain

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado            
Bookworm in the Kitchen        
On the Border                       
The Bergham Chronicles           
Southern Belle Charm                
The Blogging 911                   
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom  


  1. Amazing use of your words, Dawn, you said so much with so little. And now I want to know more.

  2. This made me think about what I would say if my husband had passed. You did a wonderful job with your words.

  3. I hope I'll remember this post should I ever be in this situation. Yes, there is honor in this if you can look past the sadness. Thank you for reminding us!


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