Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Grief...

is UGLY!
is painful (physically, emotionally, mentally)
is finger pointing
is name calling
is accusatory
is tiring
is loss of perspective
is gaining perspective
is reconciliation

My stepfather died yesterday, and I'm still processing, as I'm sure the rest of the family is too.  However some people believe this is the appropriate time to opine their feelings about what others did or didn't do.  Now is not the time for such squabbles, and please keep things in perspective. 

All of our experiences were different, but valid nonetheless and should be treated with equal respect. 

I love church signs.  Here is some advice from one that we could all use right now..."Keep your words sweet...You may have to eat them."  My own little caveat to that is...don't make them too sweet, they may make you (and others) sick. 

Be Blessed.

Rest in Peace, John H. Gilbert:  Marine, Son, Husband, Father, Friend

4 comments:

T. Felton said...

Shanta,
I am so sorry for your loss.
I understand this to be a difficult time for both you and your family. I hope the comfort of knowing God will provide you some comfort during your time of bereavement.
If you need someone to talk to or listen to you, I am here. Take care and know that time heals all things.
Tomica

Jacquetta said...

Shanta,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your step-father. You and your family are in our prayers.

craft-chick said...

I am sorry for your loss.

life as I know said...

Thank you all for your condolences. They are greatly appreciated.