"A mourning moment" by bob willis
"NEED OF MOURNING #1 is to accept the reality of the death"
* You must gently confront the difficult reality that someone you love is dead and will never physically be present to you again.
* Whether the death was sudden or anticipated, acknowledging the full reality of the loss may occur over weeks, months, or years.
* You will first acknowledge the reality of the loss with your head. Only over time will you come to acknowledge it with your heart.
* At times you may push away the reality of the death. This is very normal. You will begin to accept the reality of the death in doses as you are ready.
It is never fair to compare losses. All losses are 100%.
The death of a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or a friend can only be a 100% loss. But other losses of dreams, plans, and expectations can cause some losses to feel heavier and more intense. That is not wrong...not at all.
Tomorrow we begin to look at "NORMAL RESPONSES TO LOSS". Everyone grieves differently, but we will consider some typical responses. Perhaps it will lower the anxiety level to identify the patterns of grief.
Thank you for following these posts. Invite others as we spend time to soften the pain of loss. ⚘⚘🙏🙏
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"
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