When your sorrow has eased enough for you to relive memories of your loved one, spend time with those memories. Go through old photos or videos and make scrapbook tributes.
It will be something you can easily access to feel close to your loved one. It may help you grieve as you cry and allow the cathartic nature of tears to cleanse your soul and heal your wound.
Allowing yourself the chance to relive the happy memories will soothe your loss temporarily, tiding you over until you see them again.
Grief is never easy. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful things you will ever experience, and you may be feeling stuck in your grief. While it is okay to grieve for a while, it is not okay to waste your life stuck in grief, unable to move forward.
Christ died so we can be free in hope—believing that these losses are only temporary. Through His sacrifice, He defeated death—and that is a reality that can give us great comfort in our grief.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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