Posts made in December, 2017

Helping Those Who Are Grieving POST 9 Dec. 2017

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Coping with Grief | 0 comments

When friends and family receive devastating news of a death in their own family or a friend, knowing what to say to those who are grieving can be a daunting idea. The “silence” is deafening. So, one speaks words they are later sorry they did so. Those who are grieving understand they are just at a loss for words. They just want to say SOMETHING that will help. These words are used often and have sometimes lost their meaning. Our neighbors opened up their home to us. We could stay there for as long as we needed. We just lived right across the street, but that didn’t matter to them. They...

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After the First Year POST 4 “BABY STEPS”

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in After the first year | 0 comments

Baby Steps As Thanksgiving approaches my emotions do a roller coaster ride again. It’s not so much about Thanksgiving as it is about knowing Christmas is just around the corner and that’s why my emotions are all over the place again. We have some really good friends who have, for two years now, offered us her parents townhouse in Saint George, UT. Her parents have passed on and she and her siblings decided to keep the house. It is very cozy and welcoming. It feels “right” when we go down there. She told us we were always welcome to stay there whenever we wanted. This Thanksgiving was the...

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Coping with Grief Post 8

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Coping with Grief | 0 comments

As I walk this dark lonely terrifying path, I find my every step unsure and unsteady. Dark and foreboding. I never felt more unsteady. I don’t like this path or where it’s leading! I actually don’t even want to come out the other side. It will make their deaths true. Never has my very soul felt this empty and defeated. Such darkness has crept in. Psalm 44:25 echoes my own heart’s cry; “For my soul is bowed down to the dust; my body clings to the ground. Arise for our help; redeem us for Your mercies sake.” (NKJV) Sometimes I feel like I just want this grief to overtake me and conquer me...

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