And maybe just when you thought you had grief in a manageable place...here come the holidays. And the wave crashes again. Especially Christmas. On paper, it’s the jolliest, merriest, and most festive holiday of the year. So what do you do?
"When we feel our longing in the deepest part of our soul—when it sharply grieves us—when our first response is How long, O Lord? let it take us to the God who satisfies all desires with himself."
When I think about Mother’s Day throughout my lifetime, there are many words that come to mind: beautiful, sweet, difficult, painful, tearful, fun, frustrating, depressing, challenging, overwhelming, awesome, lovely, lonely. Not necessarily in that order.
Ladies, your little ones are on the target. They are waiting for you in heaven so you can spend eternity together. That miscarriage, the still birth - that was not the end.
Grief is a tricky and difficult path. It is important to honor and attend to your grief, even so, there may be times that you are just weary and tired of feeling sad, so you decided to push it aside for a while…..only to find it erupting in unexpected moments. So what are we to do with grief, hurting, loss and death? Beth Ann Mergens a Waiting in Hope National Team and contributing writer shares her reflections and thoughts on grief.
Caitlyn Joiners #waitinginhopestories of her personal account of how she moved forward in faith after loss.