A good word about grief.
“That death, so full of suffering for us both, suffering that still overwhelmed my life, was yet a severe mercy. A mercy as severe as death, a severity as merciful as love.” Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy.
Stepping into the world of grief is like taking five giant leaps out of absolutely nowhere, and entering a whole different universe. We watch loss every day – if you grab your remote control right now and watch the news, you’ll see it. Newsflash: another life gone, someone dies, someone suffers because of it … the headlines have almost become numbing.
Then it happens to you. No headline can properly explain the essence of grief, sadly we will all some day know it. For twenty years of my life, I never felt it. I watched friends lose parents, friends, or any family members. I always found myself on the edge of grief, grieving…
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