Grief, God, and Grace

You think I’d be used to being a widow now. After all, Ron passed more than ten years ago. Still, I woke on the anniversary of his death and thought to myself, “How will I ever get through another year of grief?”

But I know that I will because God gives me grace and my friends and family give me patience and listening ears. 

I know that because I’ve experienced it for the last years and expect to do so as long as I live. 

Because I share about my painful grief in my book (The Pregnant Pause of Grief, the First Trimester of Widowhood), others are learning how to live with their own. 

I call this combination the three G’s of Grief, God, and Grace. My grief drew me to God and he in turn, offered me grace which I now share with others.

What can you share from your life experiences so that others might be comforted and grow?

 May we have mutual interest in and care for one another, sharing our suffering as one. In Christ, Amen (from 1 Corinthians 12: 25-26)

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