December 4, 2013 · 1:27 pm
Thanksgiving Day was not even over this year when Black Friday rushed in like a runaway train. I hope as people abruptly switched mode from thankfulness to Christmas shopping and all the festivities of the season such as: office parties, school plays, the hustle and the bustle, planning holiday meals, stressing over prickly relatives; they don’t forget what it truly means to be grateful for what one has. As the old saying goes,
“We don’t appreciate what we have until it is gone.”
Those of us who have lost a loved one, especially a child, know this too well.
I barely survived my son Jonathan’s funeral. It would be the last time I would see his earthly body.
For one, I had a splitting headache from the grief, the stress, and sleep deprivation. It felt as if the same icepick that had been driven through my heart had also been driven through my skull when I numbly sat a few feet from the coffin that held my son’s body. Continue reading →
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Tagged as Death Of A Child, Faith, Grieving during the holidays, Heartache, Holidays and grieving, Loss Of A Child, Memories of my son, Spirituality, Thankfulness, The First Years After The Loss Of A Child
May 31, 2013 · 10:36 pm
Sometimes it hits me. The grief, the still foreign concept. I lost a child. He was 27 years old when he died in September of 2011, but he was still my child. They say the loss of a child by far is the heaviest of losses a soul can bear. I agree.
I found another thing they say to be true. They, being the experts on grief and loss. The second year of loss is the worst. I agree. The reality pools around one’s feet. The permanency of this kind of loss becomes a stagnant puddle one must wade through.
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Tagged as Child, Comfort For Grieving Parents, Death, Encouragement, Faith, God, Heartache, Heaven, Inspirational, Loss Of A Child, Love, Memory, The First Years After The Loss Of A Child, The Unexpected