GRIEF IS NOT PRETTY
I have never been one to express grief well. I try to be as strong as possible for those around me, but no one is perfect! Although love is easy for me to express, GRIEF is one of those emotions that I bottle up and keep to myself. When my PRECIOUS mother died, I realized that I was not functioning at my best level. I had so much sadness in my heart and no way to express it.
Who would I talk to?
What would I say?
MY FAITH IN GOD GOT ME THROUGH THE DIFFICULT TIMES
I did not know how to talk to my husband about her. Her death essentially paralyzed me and I could not breathe. I just thought that he would not understand what I was feeling. I found it difficult to share what I felt. Boy was I wrong! My husband Patrick was wonderful and he talked with me and held me when I really needed it....
But in spite of his loving and generous spirit, I was still in a dark place. I was still holding all of that pain inside. I knew it was not healthy but I did not know a better way o cope. I am here to tell you that Holding in all of that pain is TOXIC....If you are going through something similar to this, I encourage you to talk to someone about your pain.
LET GO OF THAT PAIN
|SHARE YOUR FEELINGS WITH A FRIEND|
TALK TO SOMEONE
TALK TO SOMEONE
I am not a expert, but I do know what real pain is. It hurts, it cripples and it can destroy you! During that time when I was at my DEEPEST GRIEF, I decided to stop trying to deal with it all alone. That's right, I LET IT GO and gave up control. I decided in that single moment of pain, INTENSE PAIN, to surrender it to God. It was the only way that I could have relief.. Or maybe the word is PEACE!
I FINALLY FOUND PEACE
I prayed intensely to God and talked about my fears and my pain. He gave me the strength I needed to move FORWARD into my future. It seems that I was stuck in that moment like quicksand. That is the only way that I know how to describe it....God helped me each day get stronger. He gave the light I needed for that moment. He became my ROCK and he led me to PRAYING people who understood my loss, whose love and prayers brought me healing. And you know what? My grief FINALLY ended.
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