The message I kept hearing from many different places for the first two years after my daughter leaving this earth was: Don’t do, just be. I believe it is a message we all need at some point when working our way through the darkness and back into the light.
The death of our child is a trauma, and we have some major healing that needs to occur in every part of us. We need lots of rest physically, emotionally, and spiritually for that to happen, which can be very difficult in our deep grief.
It is a process to learn how to rest in God, learning how to “just be” instead of feeling like we need to be “doing” something (or feeling guilty for not doing more than we are) which is what I talk about in today’s episode.
Links Mentioned in this episode:
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More information on the Rebuilding Your Life After Child Loss guidance courses (based on the book When Tragedy Strikes).
Information on joining Laura and GPS Hope on The Grief Cruise.
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Andres Martinez was born on July 7 and is forever 21.
Jessica Lynn Szerlong was born on July 9 and is forever 30.
Stephanie Waters was born on July 10 and is forever 21.
Ethan Barclay-Weberpal was born on July 10 and is forever 18.
Charlie Rhodes was born on July 10 and is forever 9.
Everardo Martinez was born on July 11 and is forever 19.
Clifford Patrick Keenan Jr. was born on July 11 and is forever 24.
Norma Gomez was born on July 11 and is forever 12.
Eric Breslau was born on July 11 and is forever 25.
Hagan Jones was born on July 12 and is forever 20.
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Remember to Hold On Pain Eases; there is HOPE!
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It is a safe place for anyone who has lost a child from this earth. There is no shame or judgment in where you are in this journey, including if you are struggling in your relationship with God or your faith has been completely shattered.