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"Moving Forward" - 21m:47s

Series: How Do You Grieve (Well)?

Scripture Reading:  II Samuel 12:15b-23

24 Hours

They told me one day I would go twenty-four hours without thinking of my loss.  I told them they were crazy. They weren’t crazy; they were right. At first, I felt guilt, then elation.  I was getting ready to solo. Soloing is done without the companionship of another…

For those who married right out of high school or college, being thrust into widowhood is their first time to solo.  

For those whose parents have died, you are orphans.  Finally, you are the “old folks” in the family.

The long walk into your first PTA meeting or children’s Sunday school class since your child died is one of the longest walks you’ll ever take.  No one can take that solo journey for you…

There is value in soloing.  In an airplane, you must first know the controls and who controls them.  In life after bereavement, the same principle applies.

No matter what you do for the first time, it’s important that you reach out to take the hand of the One who said He would never leave you.  He’ll walk beside you, and His strength and stamina will flow through your veins. And when you tire, He’ll carry you. Let Him.*

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles;

They shall run and not be weary;

They shall walk and not faint.

*Taken from A Passage Through Grief, pp. 95-96


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