"I feel a pull to recognize I have truly been blessed - with not just the standard two grandmothers, but including my paternal grandmother, with three beautiful, strong role models who have assumed the mantle of love and the title of Grandma." How a prayer session made me recognize my irrational approach to the relationship with my grandfather's second wife, and a hope I am able to express my love for my second grandmother in a meaningful manner.
Are you familiar with Our Lady of Sorrows? If not, I think everyone should be - especially mothers! Our Lady of Sorrows is a devotion to the seven sorrows of Jesus' mom, Mary. During her life, she experienced seven instances of intense sorrow: the prophesy of Simeon, the escape and flight into Egypt, the loss of the … Continue reading A Faith Example in the Midst of Grief
Grief. It is a complex, fickle emotion. Whenever a person thinks they have moved on from their sadness, something happens to pull the memories back to the forefront, and the person is sent back through their grief. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, world renowned grief counselor and theorist, expressed fives stages to grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. … Continue reading Grief & My Faith