We have all known loss.  The grief we’ve felt in the midst of our pain has perhaps seemed overwhelming.

The most severe grief I have known, lasted for about two years. During that time, I struggled with depression, guilt, anger, resentment and even physical distress.

I remember feeling so validated when I learned those feelings were to be expected. They were part of my healing journey. Knowing my emotions helped me to face what I had lost in a healthy way. Today, I have more kindness and understanding for the friends around me who are in a season of grief.

What hurts in your life?  Do you still need to grieve?

Photo credit: Anastasia R

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

1 Comment

  1. Sandy Hayes

    What do you do with the sadness. My husband died in may.its so hard.i struggle every single day.so many emotions. I watched him strugle and fight to beat the cancer every single day for four years. I sometimes dont no what to do with all the sadness i have.

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