Sharing in Grief

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. This is also Day 5 of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “share.” We would love to have you join us. 

In grief, there is so much to share.

Sharing of tears

Sharing of stories

Sharing of photos

Sharing of families.

Just a few weeks ago at our dear family friends funeral, his wife invited my sister and I to come early to the church when all the family was gathering. I said, “But we are not family.” To which she replied, “That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard all day.” My sister and I processed in with the family. Sometimes family is more than blood.

Over this long season of loss, I’ve shared so much. I’ve shed tears with family and friends. I’ve shared in some incredibly holy moments. I’ve shared with friends as we stood around our friends urn and commended him to God’s care. I’ve shared moments that will not leave me.

Sharing is an important part of the grieving process. So share away, friends!

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18 thoughts on “Sharing in Grief

  1. While I knew that is true (the benefit of sharing while grieving), I sometimes don’t remember to do that.
    That’s why I am grateful for this post. I’ll put it with my “grief” resources, so I can pull out this nugget.
    And I tweeted your landing page.

  2. I am always blown away to remember that Jesus wept outside Lazarus’ tomb, knowing that HE WAS ABOUT TO CALL HIM BACK TO LIFE! He shared our friends intimately; certainly it is ours to follow Him! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. It’s so hard to share in the grieving process because of all the emotions that can be stirred up. But Jesus didn’t shy away from it, Neither should we.

  4. Oh, Tara, I’m so sorry for the grief and pain you’re experiencing on losing your friend. It really does help to share our sorrow with others, especially those who are similarly afflicted. There’s comfort in knowing we are not alone in our suffering. May you know how lovingly you are being held and comforted by God and find hope in the midst of your grief. Love, hugs and prayers. xo

  5. This has been such a painful time for you and I’m so sorry. Thank you for sharing encouragement in a time when YOU need it! Cindy

  6. My insurance changed, and now suddenly my medical support is all out of network, and I have to find new people. This happened within a month of divorce. Last week so many of the things I haven’t grieved over the years has hit me all at once. I don’t understand why the loss of my doctor has triggered it all, right down the line, but while it’s been hard, it’s also been surprisingly cleansing.

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