Excerpt from book It’s my Time to Grieve
With the passing of a loved one, bitterness and depression may become your reality. However, if feelings of despair settle in and remain, consulting a minister or professional may be essential. But remember. There’s no shame in requesting this type of help as depression is a natural process of grieving.
The possibility of re-occurring depression could be predictable. But, over time, your depressive feelings should pass, and a more positive outlook become your position.
More than ten years have now passed since my twenty-two year old son Matthew was killed. Yet there are times when sorrow is still brutally harsh. It still rips through my heart, and shreds it to pieces. And it still feels his death has just happened.
But there is also peace in knowing that God is in control over everything that has happened, and will happen. And the peace that passes all understanding is all that keeps me grounded, and from losing my mind when my focus becomes distorted, and sadness again claims each waking moment.