by Linda Meadows
It’s hard to believe that my dear friend Brenda’s funeral was today. It’s also another anniversary of the untimely death of our beloved Courtney. It pains me to write about them in the past tense.
Only God knows the number of days we’ll walk this earth, but there’s something harsh about burying your child or a loved one and having to sort through this new reality. Yet I realize it’s what we all endure. The funeral services conclude, visitors are fewer and life goes on. With this awakening come hurdles of grief with episodes of feeling the heaviness of loss: The grieving heart is bombarded with a flood of emotions. We’re recalling the past, but attempting to function in the present.
The crucial question becomes: How do you live well through the shock of the loss? How do we live well with hurt and disappointment flowing through our hearts and minds?