"A mourning Moment" by bob willis
Grief is a dance
My wife's grandmother was a very religious lady, dedicated to God and her beliefs. Her granddaughter (my wife) loved to dance. I remember the statement her grandmother used to discourage such "activity". "God did not put a dancing foot and a praying knee on the same leg"!😜😂🥰🙏
But somehow my wife picked up the joy of dancing. She has many happy memories of dancing around the house with her mother and siblings.
There are some similarities between dancing and the grief journey.
It may be best to take "one step at a time"...slowly and carefully, with intentional focus.
Often in the grief journey it may seem we take "one step forward then the next step backward". One day may feel like progress is being made, then a memory may pull us backward into the emotional aspect of grief again.
Dance is often "freestyle". This type of dancing is "creating dancing movements that were not planned ahead of time". That is the grief journey. It is not planned ahead of time. The emotional responses can be very emotional and different for each person. Do not expect to fit into the same pattern as anyone else along the grief journey. There will be some similarities, but everyone has their own "style".
Grief is a "dance" everyone must participate in...no one is exempt...no one gets to "sit this one out".
Thank you for following and sharing these articles. Let's try to provide this information to others who are dealing with the pain of loss.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"
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