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A Mother’s Grief – Day 6

Another picture from the plane as we were circling Houston one afternoon. Grief circles us and often it seems as though there is no way of escape - but - because of God's love for us - there is - filled with HOPE!

A picture from the plane as we were circling Houston one afternoon. Grief circles us and often it seems as though there is no way of escape – but – because of God’s love for us – there is –  and it is filled with HOPE!


A dear friend of mine offered to write of grief from a mother’s perspective – May God offer a special measure of comfort through her words today to our community of mother’s out there.


A Mother’s Grief

                                                  Those of us who have loved ones in Heaven,

                                                                     they are not in your past, 

                                                            HE has moved them to your future.

                                                                                                                          Author unknown

It was Friday July 10th when my world forever changed. It was the season I would try to understand why life was now so unreasonable and so painful. It was the start of my journey to discover who God truly is and how I was to make it out of the pit I suddenly felt stuck in.

“You must study Gods character” is what my Sunday School teacher so lovingly whispered in my ear that night and the days to follow. “God never meant for us to go through this type of pain”, she would remind me. All I could understand at the time is that my 4 year old boy no longer lived on earth, and my 3 year old daughter had a skull fracture that may never heal.

It has been 18 years since that season. I have studied God’s word. Through this tragedy I have started to discover the character of God. This existence, God, never meant for us to live in a world of sin. He created paradise and positioned us to live with Him. Because of choices made, we now live knowing this world and its people are not perfect and can easily fall into the trap of sinful behavior and sinful thinking.

My friend chose to take her eyes off the road and look at the children in the back seat, instantly flipping the car she was driving.

God sent His only Son into this world to show us how to live, teach us to make right choices, and to live with Hope for tomorrow. He then paid the price of sin that we all suffer from, leaving us to accept His Gift of Love. It’s now our choice if we accept this beautiful yet sacrificial gift or turn away and pretend we can live this life on our own.

God promises us many things. Good things, and hard things. I hold on to the promise of Heaven, where I plan on being with my child. Why? Because that’s God’s promise, and it represents His Character. I have learned that because of His choices I now can live with daily Joy.

The thief on the cross was given the gift of paradise after choosing to live a life of sin. He chose God in the last few moments of his life. I wonder if his mother knew the character of God.

I don’t write this easily. My grief has been the hardest event I have faced in my life. I live to delight in and tell of His grace, not the ugly grief. His Word, His Church, and His Children have allowed me to feel His love, Safety and the Hope that comes from Him.

Lovingly authored by Elna Dease.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

2 Responses to “A Mother’s Grief – Day 6”

  1. Terry Schaefer says:

    Beautifully written!

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