Friday, June 24, 2011

Discovering Hope

Life can throw you for a loop with tragedy and difficulties that seems overwhelming to recover from. In my grief of losing my dear husband of 33 years, prayers were constantly sent to God hoping that He will help take away the pain and slowly revive hope in my heart. Is it possible to hope again? As I approach the one year anniversary of my late husband’s death, it helps me reflect on how far I have traveled through my grief process. I am still here. I am alive.

I have survived and I live each day with a hope, a smile and wonderment of what God has in store for me in daily blessings. He has grown in me a capacity to love and care for others in many different ways. Does one have to loose so much to appreciate how precious building relationships and nurturing them are in order to find some measure of happiness in this world? I have learned my lessons well. Life is just too short to fail to make meaningful connections in this world.

I am humbled by God’s grace, with a Thankful heart……..

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on LOVE, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14.


Two-of-Six said...

Just wanted you to know that I've been reading your blog. You have such an uplifting attitude and it encourages me to read that you are adjusting well.

I am also on Ravelry in the Newly Widowed group. My husband passed away 12/21/2010.

I am struggling with the grief and loneliness.

Diana said...

I'm happy to know that my blog is encouraging to you. What helped me most in my grief besides my faith in God was taking steps to get involved with people. Invite a friend to lunch or to a movie with you helps to relieve some of the loneliness and gives you a sounding board and shoulder to cry upon to help you deal with your grief. Don't hide it inside. For me it was better to cry when I had the opportunity and get out my feelings. God Bless You.

Anonymous said...

Diana, I must confess that I feel touched and Bless story, you're a good role model example to people who are going through a lot..God Bless you Diana.. Am Glad you know God..would be glad if we exchange emails, I have some questions to ask, am going through a lot and am confused Hope to hear from you.. You're Blessed..

Cherlin hugs..