"A mourning moment" by bob willis
An unfamiliar world
Many years ago my in laws were out of state on vacation and received a phone call that their home had burned to the ground. It was a total loss due to a lightening strike. For years my mother-in-law would search for papers or photos...only to remember they were destroyed in the fire. There was definitely grief associated with this tragic event.
I am often reminded of how we take things "for granted" in life. We may just assume family, friends, health, jobs..., routines, and freedoms will always be the same. It is easy to have the mindset that changes will not occur.
But what we take "for granted" can be gone instantly and forever. This is especially painful if the change involves the death of a loved one.
The experience can change everything about us. Life as we knew it suddenly stops and we enter the unfamiliar world of grief. That can hurt beyond words.
One aspect of MOURNING MOMENTS is to provide support and learn from others on a similar journey. Our loss history, and our survival steps, can help someone else who is struggling.
Can you identify anything you took "for granted" in the relationship with your loved one? How do you cope with the feelings? What is a life lesson you have learned?
Will you share your insight with others? Your words may soften their journey. Thank you...God bless you my friend ⚘🙏������⚘🙏💕
Thank you for following and sharing these articles. We are not in grief alone...we are called to support others.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"
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