Many plan to enjoy a long week-end of travel as they grab one last vacation fling before settling into routines of seasonal change. But for some, the emotional drain will be overwhelming as they grapple with the loss of a loved one.
Excerpt from book It’s My Time to Grieve by Phoebe Leggett
Grief has no guidelines to surrender to. Feelings of sadness will come and go at will, without boundaries to thwart the inevitable. Your sorrow may be long in duration, but God will restore with joy, and give you peace, if allowed.
It’s impossible for mourners to function at 100 percent capacity the initial days and months following the death of their loved just one. Patience and understanding are needed during this period of time. Accept assistance when offered, and allow yourself time to recover from the trauma of your loss. It’s your time to grieve. Use this time wisely as you transition from sorrow into acceptance during this stage of sorrow.
It’s also important to refrain from making key decisions during this time. If possible, wait at least one year following the death of your loved one as issues associated with sorrow could cloud good judgment
“…Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” (John 16:22)
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