Sixteen years this month my first husband passed away, and after about three weeks I found myself angry. I was very confused about this anger because we had not been together for years and I did not think his passing should have that effect on me.
I was also confused that I would grieve at all, after all I am a Christian, I know where my loved ones are going.
During the process I learned a valuable lesson, that just because we will see them again one day does not mean we will not feel a void from the loss of their presnce.
On my quest to understand why I was grieving, I found these steps that helped me understand the grieving process.
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
I have recently come across a great blog that helps to deal with the loss of a loved one. This mother lost her child in an tragic accident and beautifully helps others dealing with loss, and helps their friends to know how to be there for them.
For help during your grieving process please visit Kathleen’s site, My journey through grief into grace.