Georgia Fuentes said:
I have about 9 pillows that I put around me. It's like I'm immerged in pillows. But, I also take Baclofen 10 MG it helps me relax and Lorazepam 0.5 MG, I only take them at night at bed time. It's been 4 yrs and 19 days for my husband and 3 yrs and 3 Mo's and 3 Days for my daughter who was murdered. I guess it just becomes a way of life and there is nothing else but to deal with it.
Berna said: My son was shot..we don't know who..we know he would not take his beautiful life.
Georgia Fuentes said:I have about 9 pillows that I put around me. It's like I'm immerged in pillows. But, I also take Baclofen 10 MG it helps me relax and Lorazepam 0.5 MG, I only take them at night at bed time. It's been 4 yrs and 19 days for my husband and 3 yrs and 3 Mo's and 3 Days for my daughter who was murdered. I guess it just becomes a way of life and there is nothing else but to deal with it.
its been 6 months yesterday that my husband died and i still cant sleep at night if a get a second of sleep it on for an hr or 2
I dread going to sleep since my husband died on thanksgiving morning. When I do lay down, I pray for strength to get through the night and next day. I talk to David and cry until I feel a wave of calmness come over me. I am still waking up almost every hour and exhausted when I get up. Trying to do things to tire me out.
At times, I would experience "sleepless nights." I knew this was related to stress. So, I knew I needed to be in a peaceful mood to go to sleep. Reading God's word about future promises helps. I try not to get addicted to insomnia medication and try to avoid caffeine/stimulants prior to bedtime.
(Psalm 119:28) "I have been sleepless from grief..."
The individual who wrote these words understood very well what it's like to lose sleep because of grief. Losing a loved one is so unnatural that it interrupts normal human systems that allow us to function and thrive. However, the writer of the above, goes on to says this: "Strengthen me according to your word." He made this request of God because he understood that God's word, unlike anything else, has strength or power; Power that can help us in times of distress and grief.
Here is an example of this:
It is said that what a person does not have the power to change, he must endure. The Bible links endurance with hope. (1 Thessalonians 1:3) That is to say that one can endure something because of having a firm hope that the situation will improve or that there will be complete relief from the cause of the distress. That's powerful because the bible offers such hope regarding death.
Consider the following verses.
(1 Corinthians 15:26) . . .. And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.
(Revelation 21:4) . . .And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
(Isaiah 25:8) He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.. . .
(John 5:28, 29) . . .Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out. . .
(John 11:43, 44) When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz′a·rus, come out!” 44 The man who had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Free him and let him go.”
This hope has sustained many who have lost loved ones and are currently battling grief.