Neighbors seem to distance themselves and church friends seem to avoid us. Why? I don't think it's because they really don't care about us. I believe it is because of two reasons. One, no one can really understand the pain of a loss this deep, unless you are experiencing it, nor would I want anyone to have to go through this to understand it. But, eye contact and a simple nod at church or a smile at the grocery store-tells me I am still in your thoughts, and hopefully in your prayers. The second reason is, I think people find death frightening. Thinking about losing a child is probably every parents worst nightmare. Some people may even experience a twinge of guilt or discomfort. It may bring up some things they need to work on in their own lives, so the easier thing to do is avoid the situation altogether. Easier to close the door and hope it all goes away, right?
What doors need opening in your life? Does your employer need a wake up call? Do you belong to a church or organization that allows speakers to come in and share with their group? Does your church have a grief support group? Would they benefit from opening their door and starting one? Do you need to start a group in your area to share and grieve and help each other through the days ahead?
I am taking my blog from paper to people-call me, email me, inbox me on Facebook. I am making myself available to speak at any organization, church, office or corporation on the subject of Grief and Support. My door is open to you. Become a Follower of this Blog-I will try and open those doors for you. Remember, Together-we can heal.
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As always, you will be in my thoughts and prayers- because I know the power of prayer and faith as a mother grieves-and now, as a mother heals!