Loss of Dreams
I have a passion to provide guidance and support to those in grief. It is not a job, I consider it a calling God has placed upon my life. There is a comfort level and peace that comes with this calling.
It is the intent of my heart to learn from those on the grief journey. My prayer is to always have a "teachable spirit".
There is one aspect of loss I feel is neglected too many times. I hear it from parents after a baby or child dies, I hear it from widows and widowers after a mate dies. They express the sudden loss of dreams.
Relationships end before we are through with them. We always expect to have more time, another day together, time to live the things we dream about. When a death occurs the dreams suddenly end. We grieve the loss of dreams that will never be fulfilled. This is grief. It can be very painful. It is relentless.
Can you use words to describe the dreams you lost when your loved one died? Can you describe what you had hoped for? It can be helpful to put words to these lost dreams.
We grieve the loss of what should have been, what could have been, and what might have been.
Please share this message with someone you know who has lost a dream🙏🙏.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"