Archive | March 2014

ACHIEVEMENT

I once thought my greatest achievement in life was being a mother to my Klysta now I know it is the strength it takes everyday to get out of bed knowing it is another day without her in my life, it is an achievement of strength I never thought I would need.

Hope For The Broken Hearted

 

There are so many terms that are misunderstood when it comes to grief and healing. When we lose someone that we love, we will never be the same, but that doesn’t mean we can’t heal … an analogy would be to think of what it is like for someone to lose a limb…they are never the same after that loss, but they do heal from the wound…they have a new normal they must adapt to… There will be challenges and difficulties, times of sadness and frustration.. and always an awareness of what they have lost…especially when their loss is new and as they are adapting and learning to live with their new normal… but they can go on and live a happy life even while missing that part of themselves. 

Healing doesn’t mean that we never think of lost loved ones, or that we stop loving them or that we never miss them… but as we learn to accept and adjust to life without our loved ones physically in it… we do get to the place where we can think of the good times and those memories bring smiles instead of tears… healing means that we are not stuck in our pain and that we go on to live our lives to the best of our ability, which is what our loved ones would want for us. They would want us to cherish each day as a gift and to be thankful for the many blessings we have remaining and to not focus on what we have lost. Healing is possible with God’s help…He tells us that He is near to the broken hearted and that He binds our wounds…He says that He will turn our mourning to joy and bring beauty from ashes…with His strength and through Him, we can do all things and nothing shall be impossible for us. Trust God with the broken pieces of your heart and He will fill those empty places with more of Himself. 

Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Those who can sit in silence with their fellow man not knowing what to say but knowing that they should be there, can bring new life in a dying heart. Those who are not afraid to hold a hand in gratitude, to shed tears in grief, and to let a sigh of distress arise straight from the heart, can break through paralyzing boundaries and witness the birth of a new fellowship, the fellowship of the broken.” 
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

THE PATH

I walk this path alone
This path of sorrow
Of burdens and pain

I walk this road empty
Feeling so useless
Without a purpose
This path so painful
This path made by tears

@Copyright Len Williams ~Carver 2011~2013