Grieving - Up To Know Good

Up To Know Good

September 12, 2007

clouds after a storm

In all the excitement of our move, I forgot that I would need to grieve. If one could get an emotional advanced degree, I would have a Ph.D. in Grief, so I should have seen this coming. I may have seen it, but who knew it would feel like this?

I miss Colorado. If you're there, take a moment to glance at the mountains, breathe the dry air and smile at the sun for me. I miss my work colleagues who understand my entrepreneurial passions. I also miss the regular get togethers with my "girls." Coffee, dinners, and special evenings out with just us and our scrapbooking luggage.

I know I haven't lost my connections there, and in time I will network with business people and cultivate friendships locally. I know, but tonight I'm just sad.

Whenever I encounter grief, I want to get it over with as quickly as possible. Of course, that's not how emotions work - they need time to surface, express, and move on when they are ready.

It's a short walk from sincere sadness to pathetic self-pity. Instead I intend to follow the path of grief to where it truly ends - the start of something wonderfully new.

In His great love, God identified with us in His own suffering and grief. "[The Messiah] He was despised and rejected by others, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain." Isaiah 53:3. (Read more from Isaiah by clicking here.)

Thank You, God for understanding and for walking with me in times of sorrow. Thank You too, for the hope and promise of something wonderfully new.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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