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Grief

Feeling Numb

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Comment from Deniz22
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Out of sixes, which I'm sure you don't care about right now anyway. Sorry to hear of your loss...parental loss is in a category all it's own. Recommended reading, 2 Corinthians 2:2-7.
If I understand this correctly, God is going to comfort you through this which will somehow enhance your further ministry to others to His glory. This is NOT to minimize your pain by skipping over it to "the greater good". It does however lend promise and purpose into the mix with real pain. God bless you, dear sister in Christ, Dennis

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Comfort in Suffering

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

 Comment Written 17-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 17-Jan-2018
    Hi Dennis, so nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for your kind words and the wonderful scripture. I've been finding some comfort in the Psalms too, which are always beautiful! It's hard to lose a parent and a best friend all rolled into one. It feels like losing two people. I'm hoping I will bounce back after getting this month out of the way. Mel
reply by Deniz22 on 17-Jan-2018
    Yes, the Psalms are wonderful indeed. One person commented on the Psalm that speaks of the One who put the stars in place being the same hands that heal a broken heart. What a wonderful Savior we have! God bless you, Dennis
    Clough




reply by the author on 17-Jan-2018
    I love Psalm 34:18. A new star showed up outside when I returned from FL. I got great revelation from the Lord about many things. Even why He took her early. Isaiah 57:1-2 Also brings comfort.
Comment from flylikeaneagle
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MelB: grief is difficult and painful. Moms and daughters are close.
Treasure your precious memories. Glad you have your Dad to be with.
A new Mom will take time to adjust to. Enjoy your photos and spend
time just living. You are wonderful to many. Your Mom is in you.
flylikeaneagle

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    Hi Nancy, it is exhausting! My mom was also my best friend. I miss her so much! There will never be another "mom" for me. My dad may be able to replace her, but I can't. He just can't stand to be alone. I'm not ready for someone new in his life. So, this should be an interesting trip. Thanks for reading! Hope all is well with you. Mel
reply by flylikeaneagle on 15-Jan-2018
    MelB: I'll keep praying for you. Take the time for your grief and again treasure your Mom in your heart. Let her legacy be in you and in others you touch. :)) I have to edit my novel. It's hard to start at night so I read and review. LOL. I've been watching crime shows to figure out bad guys. So much to learn. I'm glad to visit. nancy
reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    It feels like I'm back to a year ago. I think I'll be better after this month. It helps to write and take my mind off it. Otherwise, I would just sit and cry all the time. I was hoping you'd post some of the novel. Which one is this?
reply by flylikeaneagle on 15-Jan-2018
    MelB: yes, I will post the novel once I edit it. Thanks for your support and friendship. nancy
reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    I look forward to reading it!
Comment from Douglas Paul
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You did a good job of capturing you feeling on the aniversary of your mom's death. It takes a long time to get over that. I hope your trip to Florida proves satisfying for you.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    Hi Douglas, thank you so much! I need to talk to my dad before I go. Hope we can work out the details. I don't want any surprises. Mel
Comment from davisr (Rhonda)
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I'll comment first on the poem. It is raw and real. I could feel your pain of loss through your words.

Now you are gone forever,
and I find it hard to breathe. ~ Wow, that is so well-written!

Thoughts of you invade my mind,
then grief lets me feel the sting. ~ Again, moving!

About your revelation. I am so sorry he had to spring it on you while you are trying to get past the holidays without your mother. I know he wanted to move on, but that's a bit rough.

Love you, girl!
Rhonda

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    Hi Rhonda, the timing was not the best. We had to put our cat down the day after Christmas. He knew she was not doing well. I have to talk to him about it before I go. I don't want any surprises. Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad the poem moved you. Love you too, Mel
Comment from l.raven
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HI Melissa, oh my sweet friend...I am so sorry...I do know how it feels....there are nights all I do is cry...I hope everything it going well with you and your father...I am at my daughters...and will go back by my mother soon...one day at a time sweet angel...enjoy the time you have with your father...I sure miss mine...God be with you...your poem is very well written...sad...and your picture says it all...love you girl...Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    Hi Linda, I know you feel exactly what I'm feeling. It's so hard to lose a parent. My mom was also my best friend. I have to talk to my dad before I go. I want no surprises. I'm glad you are spending time with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend. I know it's a rough time. Love you, Mel
reply by l.raven on 14-Jan-2018
    I found myself crying two nights in a roll thinking of him...I picture him on his land...feeding the deer...and all the wide life...seeing him fishing on the St. Johns river...and seeing him sleeping in his recliner...and I cry...I do miss him so much...I've tried to write something for him...but I start crying and I stop...maybe later...my thoughts and prayers are with you as well...I do know how you feel...love you...xxoo
reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    It's been a year and I'm still doing that. I would have arrived yesterday a year ago. I thought at that point God was going to heal my mom from pneumonia and an infection. I had no idea it would be the worst time of my life. I have to talk to my dad this week about this woman. I'm so upset about this too. This wasn't supposed to happen. I'm so sorry for what you are going through. It is so hard to get past it. Maybe, we never do. I don't know.
reply by l.raven on 14-Jan-2018
    I don't think we will ever get past it...but I think there will be a time thing of the good things will be happier...I hope...I don't know what to tell you about your father...I don't know what he is feeling...you will have to talk to him...sigh...
reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    I have to do that this week. Ugh:(
Comment from GWinterwin
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A poem of realism that no doubt hurts you a lot. One thing I would say my friend is that none of us have control of when we die unless we commit suicide and that's a bad one. I know of at least on woman who years later is still angry at her husband for dying and leaving her. Unless we are in terrible pain or having terrible depression it is natural for us to want to live. We can't blame our loved ones for dying, God is in control of that. I am praying it all gets better, and I can understand your hurt for what your father did. God bless you always.

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2018
    Hi George, I'm not mad at my mom for dying. She had no choice in it. I knew my dad would find someone else. It was just the timing of telling me a week before Christmas, when he knew I was struggling. I appreciate that they didn't want me to find out from someone else. I just have to set some boundaries, because I'm not ready to meet her yet. I was going there to help my dad through the anniversary of her death. She sounds like a really nice lady. It's not about her - just more where I am right now. I have to protect myself and I don't think I can handle seeing her with my dad. Thanks for the wonderful review and six stars! Bless you, Mel
Comment from Gert sherwood
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Hello MelB
With what you said in your poem about Grief you have expressed so well especially how you feel like your heart is torn in two.
Gert

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2018
    Hi Gert, I needed to get in touch with all the emotions I was feeling. Thanks for reading and for the nice review. Mel
reply by Gert sherwood on 13-Jan-2018
    You are so welcome Mel
    Gert
Comment from smileycloud
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lovely wording
a great personification of grief
the cadence and flow is really good
the ABAB rhyme is very effective
the emotion and the depth of feeling is quite prevalent
that is for the poem

your content
blessings to you girl
fathers are a strange breed of people
your mum will go with you and support you in a way that no other human on earth can do
take care
try to have a great big smiley day for you and your mum
Lorraine

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2018
    Hi Lorraine, thank you for the fantastic review and kind words. I'm glad you liked it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Melissa
Comment from Ben Colder
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Congratulation on your new book. Mine will be out sometimes in 18 as well. Maybe together we can have a few laughs and see just how far they will get. Best to you

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2018
    Hi Ben, the Sylvia novel should be coming out within a week. Finishing touches are going on right now. The other book is coming along. Which one are you publishing? Thanks for reading and reviewing. I do hope to have some laughs this year. Last year was way too dark! Mel
reply by Ben Colder on 13-Jan-2018
    Christian Faith Publishing is doing Silent Hand Of God. I'm working on a sequel. Thinking about posting the first part of the sequel for feed back. Yea we will laugh together. I miss Mary big time but I must go on.
Comment from doggymad
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I can understand how this month is very difficult for you. So many firsts without your beloved mother.

You have penned your feeling here in strong language which shows the depth of your grief. I imagine your father finding a new lady is not what you need to hear right now

hugs

Freda

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2018
    Hi Freda, oh, he told me 1 week before Christmas. He didn't want me to find out from someone else, which I appreciate. It was still poor timing however. I'm going to visit him for the date of her death, so he and I are going to have to have a talk before I go and set some ground rules. It should be interesting to say the least. Thanks for reading. Mel