“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
This verse began to make sense to me at the time of my grandmother’s death in late 1990. I was not prepared for the depth of my grief or how to let it go. I found the saying “It
takes time” thrown at me over and over again. At first I thought this extremely trite and was upset when people offered me these words. Then, I began to realize that the people
who said these words fell into two groups – it was all there in their eyes – some eyes said to me “I am uncomfortable speaking of death and grief, let’s talk about something else”.
Other eyes said to me, “I know what you are experiencing. The pain is hard to bear, the tears are many, and my shoulders are here for you if you need them”. Once I understood
the difference I learned to change the subject with some, to cry on the shoulder of others and to go to the Lord again and again until I could bear the pain and loss and allow God
to remind me of the wonderful memories.
THANK YOU GOD FOR THE AWARENESS GRIEF BRINGS AND THE INFINITE LOVE YOU POUR OUT AS WE LEARN TO DEAL WITH IT. AMEN.
– Shared by Cynthia Maddux