1. Alice says:

    I don’t typically leave comments on anything, but I feel led to for this post. My dad passed away on the night of December 30th and I read this post on the morning of the 31st when I couldn’t sleep after everything that had happened in the emergency room. Your words were so timely for my situation. I’m scared about life without my dad, and I keep asking why did this happen now? Well, I don’t have an answer for that, but I know God does. This is a time for me and my mom to remember the good days with him and prepare for a brand new life in a brand new year. It won’t happen all at once, but step by step.

    • Kathy says:

      I’ve just lost both parents, six weeks apart. I’ve had people give me spiritual-sounding answers that are meant to comfort… but don’t. One that does is to know that Jesus wept over the death of his friend Lazarus. Jesus, even knowing he was going to raise his friend from the dead, still wept. My advice to others has always been, “Please be kind to yourself. Grief is hard.” So now I attempt to take my own advice… and sometimes I succeed.

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