Drowning in Grief


It’s understandable why parents from the Sandy Hook Elementary School are so rattled. In a recent massacre, they lost a child; either personally, relationally, or locally. Simply said, they want their problem fixed.

Our hearts go out to them.

But for others who’ve also lost a child, the pain goes well beyond the ordinary. And why? Because we understand the road they travel. We know the gut-wrenching, fist in the stomach heartache, pain, and anger they face on a daily basis. We know what it feels like. We’ve been there. We’ve done that.  We know their sorrow.

In fact, we’re still on that emotional train ourselves. We understand.

And for those who don’t know how I’ve survived the death of my son, it was because God sent the Comforter, as promised in the Bible; and He comforted me.

… my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me. (Jeremiah 8:18) (NIV)

Do you know that comfort?




About Phoebe Leggett

Phoebe Leggett is an author, poet, and free-lance writer whose articles, stories, and poetry have enhanced the lives of many. In 2007 she received two awards for her work at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Her articles, stories, and poetry have been published in adult and children’s Christian literature as well as online. Her books are available on Amazon.com under her name.
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