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It wasn't suppose to be like this....

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Comment by Elizabeth C on April 8, 2015 at 7:02am
Yes Amen. There is hope only in Jesus Christ. I am riding that all the way to my death ! And it will come for all very soon. I pray for all, may Jesus give us all hope that there will be a day we have no more tears and are reunited with our loved ones who beleive! Amen Amen !!!
Comment by Erin Harrison on March 4, 2015 at 3:05pm
It's good to hear that you clung to Jesus during these trying times. Made me reflect more on the fact that Jesus' Father, whose name is Jehovah (see Psalm 83:18), promises that in the future "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." (Revelation 21:4) Death, suffering, and the pain we're seeing today is just temporarily according to Jesus.

Imagine seeing your child, spouse, parent being resurrected from the dead and living in a world under such wonderful conditions. Isn't this something to look forward to and pray for?
Comment by Elizabeth C on March 2, 2015 at 12:15pm
Stacey, I have a little one to, she is three and I just told her about her dad last week. He died on January 2, 2015, almost two months now. I am in the I can't beleive it stage and why why why? I have an empty feeling in my house with just the two of us now. I miss my husbands spirit and presence in the house. I miss how when he would come home late when I was in bed his cold coat would fall around me as he would lean in to me in bed for a hug and a kiss greeting then jump in bed to hold each other and talk till we fell asleep. He use to hold me in bed and say this is my favorite thing in the world to do. The missing them is so so very very hard, I understand.
Comment by Elizabeth C on March 2, 2015 at 12:01pm
Yes Erin thank you. My hope is fully invested in Jesus. My husband and I prayed and prayed as he went into the hospital not knowing he was sick and after 47 days of living hell he died just turning 51 five days before. I have comfort and prayed Jesus to take him in his arms. My last whispered prayers to him were to go to Jesus, I love you and you won't have to wait long...I am right behind you. Thank you for this post.
God bless you and bring you peace and joy even in your sorrow.
Comment by Elizabeth C on March 2, 2015 at 11:55am
Just saw that Erin H joined this group, I've been on the bereaved spouse group for about a month. It has been an outlet to share what I've been going through. I have a three year old so this group looks like a good place to be as well. It's nice to share with my age group as well knowing we are in a similar boat in life and have possibly a long road to haul before we can be with our spouse again.
Comment by Erin Harrison on March 2, 2015 at 10:54am

Many things right now may make it difficult to find comfort in the loss of a loved one. But, I have good news for you! One thing that can help with the healing process even months, years, decades after someone we love passes away is having peace of mind of what has happened to them now that they are no longer with us. So, here's the truth...

The Bible’s answer

The Bible says: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5; Psalm 146:4) Therefore, when we die, we cease to exist. The dead can’t think, act, or feel anything. 

“To dust you will return”

God explained what happens when we die when he spoke to the first man, Adam. Because Adam was disobedient, God said to him: “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19) Before God created Adam “out of dust from the ground,” Adam did not exist. (Genesis 2:7) Likewise, when Adam died, he returned to dust and ceased to exist.

The same thing happens to those who die now. Speaking of both humans and animals, the Bible says: “They have all come to be from the dust, and they are all returning to the dust.”—Ecclesiastes 3:19, 20.

But, here is some GOOD NEWS!

Death is not necessarily the end of everything

The Bible often compares death to sleep. (Psalm 13:3; John 11:11-14;Acts 7:60) A person who is fast asleep is unaware of what is happening around him. Likewise, the dead are not conscious of anything. Yet, the Bible teaches that God can awaken the dead as if from sleep and give them life again. (Job 14:13-15) For those whom God resurrects, death is not the end of everything.

We can find much comfort in knowing that our loved ones who have passed away are not suffering or floating mysteriously in the afterlife, but yet are "sleep" awaiting the day that God resurrects us to a perfect paradise earth. You WILL be able to see your spouse again! Reflecting on this is what gives you hope.

If you would like more questions answers regarding death or other Bible-related questions, visit JW.org, under the "Bible Questions Answered" tab to get the answers to the questions on your heart.

Comment by stacey on September 5, 2013 at 8:19am

I'm doing better then I was months ago but I'm still lonely and sad at times I have 2 jobs and my son to distract me from time to time and if it wasn't for my best friend I'd serious be lost she kind of pulls me back down to earth so to speak. I've been seeing a therapist just to clear my head and I've joined a grief counseling group that starts in a few weeks really excited about that. My son is doing well and when we get to the question of dada I just tell him he always with us and always watching. when you as him where he is he will point up to the sky and clouds because said he's up there making pretty colors and shapes in the clouds for us. I really didn't know how to explain so he would know but I think I did Ok with that part. I just taking it one day at a time and seeing what happens.

Comment by Carrie Markowiak on September 4, 2013 at 10:29pm

Hi Stacey,  Oh my gosh, I thought I had it bad, I can't imagine what you are going through.   I'm so sorry.   I would have really lost it if my husband was that young.  You inspire me.  

Comment by stacey on September 4, 2013 at 9:29pm

Hi Carrie my name is Stacey and I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my husband 11 months ago in 3 days I also lost my husband to a heart attack I'm 28 now and he was 29 when he died our son was 16 months when he died and now he 27 months I also joined Bereaved Spouses on this site they are super nice and everyone is very helpful we are all at different stages. feel free to join that group and you can also talk to me when you need too.

Comment by Carrie Markowiak on September 4, 2013 at 12:27pm

I'm new to this group.   In fact, I'm kind of new to the whole new world of being a widow.   My husband and best friend died on August 22, 2013 from a sudden heart attack in my arms.   We were married for 23 years but best friends since I met him 27 years ago.   He was only 44.   He left behind not only me but our two sons (17 and 11).    Some days are worse than others.   I'm basically lost without him.    I guess I just wanted to introduce myself.  Thanks for reading.

 

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