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Made to brave a wanting heart

There are times you know you should burst out crying. Times when you’re fighting tears as they stain the white of your eye because it’s not a good time. There are people here. It’s not dark yet. There’s always a reason to cover, but when tears don’t go out they dive in deep. And you can feel your heart getting heavy―insides too full tinged with pain that wants…

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The Thing About Grief Part 2

“One thing I know, God’s story never ends with ashes. Nothing is for nothing.” ― Elisabeth Elliot Read up on part 1 here where I talked about my journey with grief and a list of don’ts that are helpful when handling someone that’s grieving. *** Okay, so now that you know what not to do, what do you do? DO: 1. Give them space It’s their experience and…

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The Thing About Grief

“Grief is a form of validation; it says the wound mattered. It mattered. You mattered.” ― Stasi Eldredge This is part 3 of something I’ve been trying to unpack. You can catch up on part 1 and part 2 here. Have you ever looked at everything you learned at school and thought, “Gee, can’t wait for the day when I’ll get to use trigonometry in real life !“…