In memory of Dodi-husband, Dad-Papa, Sabba, and special friend – Dwight.
5 FEBRUARY 2014
3rd Yahrzeit of my beloved husband and teacher and friend of many, Dwight A. Pryor.
May his memory be a constant blessing.
Today, while in serious conversation with a friend who is doing a wonderful work here in Jerusalem and internationally, she shared how Dwight, in very real ways, had deeply changed her and her husband’s lives. He had been a significant inspiration for their being here and doing all they are doing to bring blessing to the Land of Israel.
Over the past three years, while aching at the loss of Dwight’s physical nearness, I have heard many similar testimonies from dear people on four continents, which have been a sweet comfort to my soul. So I am able, with added encouragement, to raise my heart in praise for his precious life and in gratitude for the richness of the years we were able to share and experience so closely together.
Now, at the remembrance of his passing, I wonder…
Life comes and life goes.
Why do things happen as they do?
So much good and joy and, then,
the sorrow and the pain.
Avinu Sh’b’Shamayim, Our Father in Heaven,
Source of Life,
How can we understand the ways of life and death?
Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev once prayed: “I do not beg You to reveal to me the secret of Your ways – I could not bear it! But show me one thing; show it to me more clearly and more deeply; show me what this, that is happening to me at this very moment, means to me, what is asked of me, what You, Lord of the World, are telling me by way of it.
Ah, it is not why I suffer that I wish to know, but only whether I suffer for Your Sake.”
This raises another question to ponder deeply: ‘It is not why I live that I wish to know,
but only whether I live for Your Sake.’
May it always be so.