We’re all familiar with the five stages of grief and we have come to expect that at some point following a death we might feel denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and ultimately, acceptance. So it may be surprising to learn that other feeling might appear that can be downright unexpected and…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 27, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
So a few weeks ago a couple of co workers were arguing about recent shootings. Why are we arguing? ... We should be grieving. No killing is just and no murder is just. That is just pure wickedness. No man despite their best efforts will be able to stop this. I am looking forward to something better that God can only do - Revelation 21:3,4.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on July 20, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments
Lost my Mom in December 2015, she died within 4 weeks of knowing she was ill. I am an only child and sometimes I just break out in tears thinking of her and the things I might have left unsaid or could have said differently. Since her death, there has been so much left to sort out, or deal with, not sure I have even allowed myself to grieve or come to terms with her death. My church family sent emails of condolence, but I needed a hug or a voice to be there instead. Hope this doesn't…Continue
Added by L J Haycox on July 18, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments
I am part of planning for a national conference for grieving parents, aiming for April 2018. It would be in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
We have been running a survey to gauge interest and so far have had good response but we need to continue to gather input in order to make sure we pick the right venue.
Please note that the conference will have a focus on the afterlife and is most appropriate for people that believe our children are but a thin veil away…Continue
Added by Tracy Venters on July 14, 2016 at 12:46am — No Comments
It’s not that we’re no longer shocked; it just happens so often that we feel numb in its familiarity. Another day, another shooting, and more tragic loss of life. We’re still grieving the heartbreaking loss of the victims murdered in Orlando and now we add to those the deaths in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and Dallas. How do we process the loss to our national…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 11, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
My name is David and I'm 48. My partner Jaime (he was 38 days younger than myself) passed away on December 3, 2015. Jaime was the most sweet, kind, thoughtful, loving person anyone could meet. He worked in a hospital taking care of people with developmental disabilities.He was the calm, I was the storm. In his illness I had to become calm for both of us, as much as I raged to try and fight this. We met when were 25 and from that day, we were basically inseparable with the exception of…Continue
Added by David on July 2, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments
Music has played a role in funerals since ancient times…Continue
Added by Lindsay Collier on June 26, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments
Talking is a helpful release....talking to someone that will sincerely listens helps...."that true companion" (Proverbs 17: 17),,, Especially if someone has experience a similiar loss....I lost my grand parents at an early age and I have very fond memories of them.. I have not found many who have lost their grand parents at an early age though,,,,Writing also helps...but the fact that there are folks that are willing to listen helps.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on June 26, 2016 at 7:15am — No Comments
I just lost a co-worker two days of ago. He died of a brain tumor. Now, I remember the happiness he brought to our unit. My heart goes out to his family because he was so young....You never know what folks are going through until something bad happens.......I try my best to treat people like I want to be treated. Hopefully, his name will be in the local news paper because he knew so many.....Revelation 21:3,4
Added by Mary Jo Schenkel on June 19, 2016 at 8:45am — No Comments
I am thinking about going to a grief support group because I know I need help to make it thru this. Would anyone like to share what type of support group you went to - one at a church, at a hospital, individual counselor or ?? I am not sure what to expect at one of these and am pretty nervous. I don't want to fall apart and just cry the whole time.
It happened again in my community. A young man died by suicide. No matter how many times it happens, suicide is a sudden, unexpected, and tragic death that leaves the bereaved and the community badly shaken.
The bereaved not only feel the raw grief of sudden loss, but may wrestle with the question, over and over…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 13, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Hi I am Scott. I widowed 2 1/2 years ago. I have recently realized that I am grieving late or maybe there is no real time and it will probably go on indefinitely. Sometimes I wonder which is harder; the loss of Skip or the hell that we went through for the year prior. It does not change anything but I think about it. Where was the payback for being on top of all the care giving and making so many decisions and all that? I sometimes feel so CHEATED which at first makes me feel selfish…Continue
I am new to this so not sure how it all works. My name is Marty and I lost my husband on March 22, 2016. I am having a hard time accepting that it really happened. I have had so many people tell me they know how I feel but unless they have also lost their spouse I really don't think they have any idea of what it feels like to have a broken heart. I am hoping by being on here with others that have suffered the same loss will help me.
Added by Marty Wright on June 8, 2016 at 6:35pm — No Comments
When we are distraught every little thing some one may do may get under our skin but the quality of long suffering helps.
Long suffering is needed to keep us on our Godly path
It let's our heart be tranquil
It finds the good in others
Always hoping for the best
It helps us keep balance
Even though we are distress......
Added by T.C. Goodwin on June 8, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments
It’s been over five decades since my father died; so long that the searing pain following his death is a distant memory. I’ve lived my life without him and I long ago left behind any yearning for the experiences I’ve missed.
That’s not to say there is no sadness in his death, but I have accepted it and moved on. And yet…Continue
Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on June 2, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Q. My husband died over a year ago, and I’ve just started to date. I find myself wondering how my grown children will react if I actually meet someone and want to marry again. What are the possible snags, and what can I do to smooth the way?
A new man is welcomed in most…Continue
Added by Florence Isaacs on May 31, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
While reading the news around the world, I came across an article about how people died in a fire in a elderly home. They found 17 bodies in the home....Oh my painful heart ! This could have been my loved one. My sympathy goes out to all the families that lost there loves in the fire. The elderly population is so vulnerable.... When I read things like this it teaches me to remain close to my family and friends because unexpected events befall us all - Ecc 9:11.
Added by T.C. Goodwin on May 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
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