I woke from a dream one morning, overcome with grief.
The winter season (especially Christmas) can bring so much joy for the ones we are with, and simultaneously grief for the ones we don’t have with us. I realized that much of the pain of grief, is all this love we have to give to one that we can no longer give to.
"Even in sorrow, loss and regret, remembrance means that love for those we’ve lost has no final act."
Grief requires us to continually release the love we have, however painful it is, we have to acknowledge and release the love, instead of trying to hold it in.
The act of releasing sets you free. The weight of heaven rests with you in your grief, and moves you to peace.
“You have taken note of my journey through life, caught each of my tears in your bottle.” ~ Psalm 56:8
“I will extend peace to her like a river..” ~ Isaiah 66:12