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7 Reasons Grief Hurts So Much

Grief is hard. IT HURTS.

We lose people, marriages, relationships, jobs, health, homes, financial solvency, and so on. Whatever the loss, we grieve.

Why does grief hurt so much? There are many reasons. Here are seven.

Torn

Since you've been gone

I keep thinking you're coming back.

I waited, day and night

But you never came.

Now...I am so torn...

Reflections On Widowhood at Six Months

As the sixth month of being a widow passes by I have been trying to reflect on where I’ve been and where I am going. I know where I’ve been these last six months. I’ve been in limbo. That place where you can’t quite finish anything you start.

Can't let go

I often wonder if you miss me as much as I miss you.

God knows I think of you every second of every day.

I think of the special moments we shared.

Those were some of the happiest times of my life.

SHOULD YOU BE OVER THIS BY NOW?

Michelle sat across the table from me, turning her chicken salad over with her fork.

“I should be over this by now,” she sighed.

Michelle’s mother had passed away four months earlier. They had seen each other almost every day for a decade. They talked about everything. Her mom’s death left a gaping hole in Michelle’s life and heart.

Wish it was just a dream

It never dawned on me that you'd be gone.

I never thought I'd see the day that you're not around.

I never imagined I could go on without you.

And yet, here I am,

Sadness...Please go away!

Because of you...

   I can't smile the way I used to.

   I can't enjoy my time with family and friends.

   I can't focus at work.

   I can't think straight.

What To Do When Grief Feels Like Fear

Stephanie had just lost her husband to cancer. The first few days after his passing had been a whirlwind, as she attempted to get everything arranged for Steve’s memorial service. On top of that, she had four kids to tend to through this tumultuous time.

A WIDOW'S FEAR OF THE FUTURE

It was time to plan a future. The first year of widowhood was the hardest. The second year wasn't a piece of cake, but I felt a bit of joy at times and a little less pain.

May They Always Live Through You

 I hear it quite often asked of me, “How Do I Live Without Them since They’ve Died?”  I want to help you to change that question.

 I ask you to replace this question with, “How can I honor my loved one’s Legacy and Keep them alive within the Hearts of Those who love them since they have Graduated in their Life’s Journey to Heaven?”

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