Tag: grief

After Losing a Child – Has it really been a year?

Has it really been a year?  It still feels the same. Shortly after our daughter Laurie’s passing last October, a new acquaintance shared her story of loss of a child. Her tone of voice let me know she meant to comfort me by saying, “Don’t…

After Losing A Child – Does time heal?  

Short answer – no, not really.  Long answer – partially – perspective alters, prayer cries are automatic, thought control kicks in faster, life goes on because it does, not because you want it to, and because you learn to separate your public and private…

After Losing a Child – Behold!

Does God speak to you through His scriptures?  Perhaps you can relate to my experience. Today I read Is. 43:19 “Behold, I will do something new,   Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a…

After Losing a Child – Feeling Like Alice, in Wonderland

I’ve been reading a most compelling novel Love Arrives in Pieces by Betsy St. Amant.  One of the main character’s life events leave her feeling like Alice in Wonderland.  Ironically, though the topic of the book and the character’s story are far different than…

After Losing A Child – Meltdown at TJMAXX

  Eucalyptus Honey. That’s what did it. Twenty years ago I went to Spain and brought each of our kids something back that I thought would resonate with them. Laurie’s gift was Eucalyptus Honey. She loved it, and joked when it was gone that I…

My Spiritual Selfie – Day 2 of 20 – Grief, Communication and Spiritual CPR

Yep – with selfies I communicate to other people my:   Emotions Hopes Momentous Moments Successes Failures Personality And so much more   I also communicate through the written word, personal responses. actions or inactions. All that communication is done purposefully. I know I…

After Losing a Child – Comforting the Personalities of Grief

Just like the personality types (most people have one dominant type with a lesser influence of one or more types), grieving and stress reaction is also often seen as types – or stereotypes.  Here are Three Frequently Misunderstood Stereotypes of How People Grieve  …

After Losing a Child – Moods, Memories, and Misunderstandings

You already know I am the moody one. So this past week I went through some of our  daughter’s personal items. I was grateful to see some things making the generational journey we’d anticipated – someday – not now. Some odd things really touched…

After Losing a Child – Is your Switch ON?

At first I was ticked off. When I was younger I had someone in my family that would force a smile when I felt I had nothing to smile about. Making my teeth appear and the skin on my cheeks crease into a smile…

After Losing a Child – Grace for the Moment

Another loved one’s funeral yesterday. Pain, Pain, Pain, but also GRACE, GRACE, GRACE.   Admittedly, most of the grace was seen in the family who were saying a final good-bye to  their son. I marveled at the strength and peace of the parents. It…

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