I said I felt like I was on a mini emotional roller-coaster in my quick post last night, and I feel so petty now. I used the word "mini" to avoid making it seem like something as silly as a game could control my emotions, but still. After finding out something as shocking and gut-wrenching as I found out this morning, I feel dumb for posting that last night.
Yesterday, Martha passed away. Although I doubt many of my readers know Martha, I felt like starting with "my friend passed away" would diminish who she was as a whole. While I did consider her a good friend at Wofford, she is so much more than my friend. She was a daughter, a sister (both literally and in spirit through Theta), a best friend to many, and a super-smart, sassy, and beautiful person. I had the pleasure of recruitment-party-planning with her, hanging out with her, and (something I will never forget) getting pranked by her, Heather, and Viraj!
Martha, on the left end with her gorgeous, self-described "mane" of hair.
My thoughts and prayers are with Martha's family and her closest friends. This weekend was Wofford's homecoming, so thankfully, her pledge-class, only a year older than I am, is able to grieve together before going back to the cruel real world, where everything else moves on, because it doesn't understand that something terribly huge just happened.
I thought it would only be fitting to close this post in one way:
"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."1 Corinthians 13: 11-13
We can only take comfort in the thought of Martha seeing not just dimly in a mirror, but face to face, something more beautiful than we can imagine here.