Dear friends please remember this as you go about your day: For every half drunk cup of coffee left by the sink in the morning as your spouse rushes out the door to go to work and you sigh because now you have to pour out the coffee and rinse the cup, there is a… Continue reading Don’t Get Upset Over The Little Things…For One Day They May Be Gone
https://youtu.be/0nbWye2bwug Wendi, here is the story I could not talk about on your post the other day while at work... Though this song was written decades after my PawPaw passed away it still hits me because there have been others who have passed away that I did get to say goodbye to and some I… Continue reading Sunday Music: Disciple | Things Left Unsaid
https://youtu.be/WxQ2XLFDyNI This song goes out to anyone who has ever lost someone. There are many types of losses... The wayward child who never returns... The abandonment of a parent... The loss of a brother or sister who passed away... The loss of a parent or grandparent... The loss of a child... The loss of a… Continue reading Sunday Music : W.A.S.P. | Miss You
Dear Matthew, Just wanted to write this for your mom, brothers, and friends. I have heard so many loving stories of your life while you were here on this earth from your mom and I wish I had the honor of knowing you personally. But the Lord called you home before I had that chance.… Continue reading In Loving Memory Of Matthew Kirkhart
Envision yourself surrounded by strangers. You are listening to each one tell this guy their story of how they were hurt, angry at the their spouse or a parent growing up, the grief they felt when someone passed away to young, or maybe suicidal thoughts because of something that happened to them as a child… Continue reading He Was There Through It All
Yes, yes and yes. One thing I have learned journeying with a dear friend who lost her son, several years ago, is that each person grieves differently and that there is no set time limit for the grieving process.
Please do not rush this. Allow them to grieve in their own way and at their own pace. Would you want to walk in their shoes? I think not…
Did you know that the majority of people who have lost a loved one are made to feel guilty about their grief?
Did you know that someone grieving often isolates themselves, disconnects from people, because they feel misunderstood?
Unfortunately, a loved one left behind will often suffer in silence because they have been told:
It’s time to move on.
Aren’t you over this yet?
You need to stop dwelling on this.
It’s been long enough, it’s time to let go.
Aren’t you ready to get on with your life yet?
Or, some of my favorites:
He’s in a better place.
Time heals all wounds.
God needed another angel.
Everything happens for a reason.
Although, some of these things are said with the best of intentions, let me make this clear, they just aren’t helpful! At all!
We didn’t lose something that can be replaced. We lost a person. For…
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