I wrote this to a friend earlier today. He was my son’s friend. He is now my friend. And he’s grieving the loss of yet another friend.
I thought I’d share it with you.
Are you grateful for the grief and trials in your life? If so, why? Please share in the comments.
A year or so ago I went to visit a friend who had just lost her son. I felt like I was to share two things with her. One was private, just for her ears. The other was “We all grieve differently. You can grieve any way you want so long as you don’t sin.”
I saw her a few months later. She told me - with a grin - that I’d ruined grief for her. Everything she wanted to do was sin - yell at her husband, throw things, isolate, stop caring for her other children. We both laughed. I completely understood.
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A few months after The Accident that took my twenty-year-old son’s life, I had a series of dreams.
In the first one Andrew was dancing before the Throne. (He was a professional dancer when he died.) There was a bright spotlight on him. My view was a closeup of him dancing though I could tell others were dancing with him.
The next time I had the dream, the spotlight was larger, showing more dancers. My view was as if the camera had pulled back a bit so I could see a bigger view. I could still Read more [...]