Coping with Grief “GRIEF BURST” July 25, 2018

GRIEF BURSTS Three years later and I still experience grief bursts. Apparently, that’s normal, it’s okay for me to have them. Last weekend, my twin sister’s daughter-in-law, Jacki, and granddaughter, Jaylynn, drove up from Virginia to spend the weekend with them in...

Stages of Grief

Joanne’s Story: The Stages of Grief ALPINE CHURCH Joanne shared about how she experienced the stages of grief with the hope that others might experience healing. The stages of grief were first identified by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying...

Helping Those Who Are Grieving POST 9 Dec. 2017

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...

Coping with Grief Post 8

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....

Coping with Grief Post 7 August 20

“Have you considered writing?” This question was asked in a grief support group one evening. The facilitator of the group told us that writing was a wonderful way to help with the grieving process. I smiled softly to myself because I have been journaling most of my...

Coping with Grief Post 6 Aug. 2017

  Let Them Know We experienced so much love, care, sympathy and help from friends and family when we were grieving the death of our family. It was overwhelming in that saying, ‘Thank you” just never seemed enough to show our appreciation. However, sometimes...