The grief journey is an arduous journey for sure. It is important to get support through our grief …and beyond …there is no set period that grief starts and stops. Everyone’s grief journey is different – since every loss is different, personal, and profoundly unique to the each person.
The journey through grief is stormy, and we cannot navigate alone. The support of family and friends during this time including our Church families and bereavement groups, if available, can help us in our healing and resolve in moving through the pain of our loss.
As I continue to build this site I’ll be adding resources. readings and quotes that I hope and pray will comfort you on this journey.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.”
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” Henri Nouwen
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” C. S. Lewis
“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” Leo Tolstoy
Blot François René. In Heaven Well Meet Again: the Saints and Scripture on Our Heavenly Reunion. Sophia Institute Press, 2016.