Please help me. I’m Grieving — The Parker J. Cole
A meteor crashed into earth and shattered my world on November 5, 2021. Granny, who had always been a part of my life, passed away.
For years, I’ve always strived to be sympathetic to those who experience grief by the passing of a loved one. However, sympathy, though well and good, can never take the place of a real experience. When the smoke cleared, and I stared at the crater that impacted my world, I found myself overwhelmed with grief. I know I’m supposed to be sad…but what about that odd numbness that creeps in? I know I may experience anger…but what about those moments when I forget she passed away only to be struck by the unwelcomed reminder that she isn’t here anymore. Or, even worse — what if I feel as if I am going out of my mind?
Am I ever going to get through this?
Today’s show has a more personal slant as I chat with Gary Roe, author, and advocate for people who are hurting and grieving as he helps me navigate this world of grief. A candid conversation about processing grief, accepting it, and learning how to act in love with well-meaning people who only make our sorrow worse at times. More importantly, that Jesus was ‘a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief’ and what that means for those of us who are grieving. Finally, how to survive the holidays and special events when our loved ones are gone.
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