The Train

This was sent in by Pat, who recently lost her son, Dustin. I think it’s a great perspective. When you are in the deepest pain of your grief, it is hard to see that death is every bit a part of life, as life is. And, they are still living… just beyond our awareness. And one day… we will live with them again. 

The Train

Passenger_TrainAt birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.
However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life.  Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:  We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.  So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.  Reap success and give lots of love.  More importantly, thank God for the journey.

Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.

12 thoughts on “The Train

  1. Thanks, Jade. My sister had sent this to me. I think down the road it will help me. The pain is still very fresh for me but it does make a lot of sense. This will all take time.

  2. Thank you for having written such a profound story of the lives of people! because this is our life, this is what happens to us all! Even if we like or not we all have a destiny,a final stop, but in the meantime we still suffer very much so for our loved ones, those who left us! Those who stepped out of the train! My very deep empathy for those who have lost loved ones! Isabel

  3. Jade, this is so visual for me.
    I love how you got on my train of life. we never know where or when God will bring someone special in our lives. it is a beautiful connection!
    I am doing a study on gratitude so your last words on thanking God for the journey resonates in my head.
    and, I thank Him for brining you into my life in a most unexpected way on a cruise ship!

    • I didn’t write the words to the train. They were sent to me by a reader. The author is unknown, but I liked it so much I posted it. I feel the same way about you. I wasn’t sure I was on the right ship until we met and talked. Then I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be. 🙂 Meeting you, Dick and Marian and hanging out together was amazing. You are all so inspiring. 🙂
      Thanks Mary Ann. I love you, dear friend. xo

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