@ Stephanie and Kathy. Your sharing your own pain and encouraging words are such a strength to me. We are all experiencing such an unnatural thing. But God is still good. God is still kind. I can't see His hand in this, but I trust His heart towards me (towards us all). I know that I will get stronger about this loss. And I know I will see Michelle again. It is the "until then" that is so hard for us all. I thank you both for blessing me with your words of encouragement. I am humbled to share together in this painful time with two such loving people. I will keep you in my prayers and rely on God to provide comfort that no one else can. Thank you.
I ‘m so sorry for your loss, I do understand your pain. It was just two month since my older sister passed. I also have other brothers and sisters however they are from my father side and the other s are much younger than I. My sister was my right hand; we did everything together I consider her to be my blanket. At times when things went wrong for me, my sister was the one I called. She always made me feel safe and she understood me. When she passed I remember thinking “I‘m by myself” I still feel that way. Who can I called to share my stories my sadness my happiness. I also work in mental health. When a client suffers a loss as part of my job I’m there to counsel them. I never image I would be the one to need consolation. I still don’t understand why things had to turn out this way. the only thing that gives me comfort is to know that I will see my sister again, this is that the end. My faith is strong and yes my ,faiths was tested but think about it, if life is all we have and there no after life then what is the purpose for living. God promise us that we will live again with no sickness or pain, we will see our love ones again. So what I am asking you is to stay hopeful this is not the end you will see her again and you are not alone God will bless you.
I was very sorry to read your sister fell asleep in death it's my hope that you gain the needed strength to endure, because when we lose someone we love the loss seems too great to bear although your deep pain will not easily disappear, prayer to God will bring comfort to you as you grieve. The Bible assures us God "is healing the broken hearted ones, and is binding up their painful spot." Psalm 147:3 for now take one day at a time you must take time to grieve it's a part of the healing process.
Thank you for sharing with me Jenny. I appreciate knowing I am not going through this all by myself. You seem to understand how bereft I feel, in facing the days ahead with my parents, who will need my time, care and attention even more now, without Michelle as a support. Yesterday was a very bad day, but today is better. I've cried, prayed and called my family and I'm managing today. Thank you so much for writing me and caring. It means so much, more than I can say. God bless you and I will keep you in my prayers.
I am not sure what to say I am sorry for your loss, My sister passed away 16months ago. It still feels like a nightmare that never ends, she was my best friend and my rock everyone tells me it will pass and that she is in a better place well my words to them are the better place was here with me and as for it will pass the pain is still as strong as it was when she passed away.See this was not supposed to happen this way, our dad got sick and we knew it would be a matter of time and that we would need each other to get through it well in Oct. 2008 Linda was told she had lung cancer and then in Sept.2008 doctor told her in had gone to the bone well Nov.10, 2008 she passed. Our dad passed Feb.16,2009 she was not there to help me through it. Sibyl if you need someone to listen I am here, take care of yourself