But that doesn't bring comfort from the pain of MISSING them, does it? Sure, it's wonderful to know we'll be reunited but we still have to get through the NOW. I think that's why I like this song, even though I've not been a huge fan of the group. It's the NOW that's hard, the missing, the brokenness, the homesickness.
As I've been questioning and wondering all the "why's," I've come to realize exactly what this song says. It wouldn't matter. Even if God sat down and drew out His plan for me exactly, it would still hurt. I would still miss William. Knowing everything wouldn't change it a bit.
I see his face so often. I still hear his little voice. Just the other day, in tears, one of my daughters told me that she's beginning to forget his voice. That's the worst part...knowing that it will all fade with time. The sweet moments, quirky gestures, beautiful laugh...those memories will get harder and harder to recall. And it's like losing him all over again.