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My Bereavement Journey

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving

We can all attest to hearing the death of loved ones is not easy, and neither is the bereavement journey. However, we have been given preparation and the readiness plan in Hebrews 9:27, “And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement. So, Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

The Bereavement Journey — HTB Church Online

Our mother died five years ago, and our bereavement journey continues. Sadly, our journey is heavier after hearing of our father’s death this morning. Last night I told two of my sisters and my niece that I will visit him soon. However, seeing him alive “soon” is gone forever.

“And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve.” (Joshua 24:15)

FINAL THOUGHTS

Please keep me and my family in your prayers through the continuation of our bereavement journey.

QUOTE

Drinking from the waters of sorrow sustains a different kind of life. This river is hidden from the rest of the world. Tears drip off my chin into an endless flow of liquid love that sparkles with beauty.”
– Todd Nigro

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Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

54 thoughts on “My Bereavement Journey

  1. I’m so so sorry for your loss… that of your mother and father. Our parents, if we’re lucky enough our the sun and moon when we’re just small children, then as we get older … so do they. But we get to grow with them becoming friends and learning from them but over time they become our children in away. So precious and tender. I’m praying for you and your family. May God give you and your family comfort during this difficult time… knowing that they are together now. Peace and blessings to you.

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    1. I appreciate your words of encouragement. You are definitely right about “over time they become our children in away.” Our mother had Dementia. At times spoke as though she was still in her childhood, and other times she did not recognize us. Seeing her condition was the worse pain I have felt in my life. Have a great day and remain safe.

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  2. Dearest Sis Tangie,
    I am terribly sorry about your loss. I know this path only too well. I lost my dearest husband a year ago so I understand your grief and pain. May God wrap you in His tender mercies and loving care as you continue your journey. We will continue to lift up each other in prayer. 🤗💖

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    1. Thank you so much Elise, I appreciate all you sisters in Jamaica do for me; much needed and appreciated. Even through your own bereavement you showed godly strength and extended love and prayers for others—keeping you in prayers too.

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  3. Oh my so very sorry my friend. It is such a difficult time. I think we never ever quite learn how to deal with loss of parents. I still mourn mine, my Dad lived longer than my mom. Lost him this year… praying for you and the family during this difficult time

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  4. Tangie, I am sorry for the loss of your father. Losing a parent always is difficult. I will be praying for you.
    This verse comes to my mind for this moment. Psa 56:8  Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? 
    Then I am also reminded Psalms 30:5b weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
    It has been my personal experience that those things that bring tears at the present moment will one day bring a smile. The pain never disappears completely, but somehow, time seems to dull the ache in our heart. I miss my loved ones here on this earth, yet one day I shall be re-united with them and never will part again.

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  5. Sorry to hear of your loss. Grief is the price we pay for loving. I pray that the God of all comfort surrounds you in His loving hands.

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  6. My condolences, Tangie. Yes, the journey is not easy, but easier, with the love of our Heavenly Father! I lost my daughter, and my younger brother earlier this year.

    Father, your grace is amazing. Despite what we face, your love hovers, to breathe on our pain. The bereavement journey, may not be easy, but sometimes necessary. For us to understand, the sacrifice Jesus made, so we could know your heart. I pray for Tangie, and your family. Cover them, hold them, breathe through them. Your peace goes before them, and your always near! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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  7. Tangie I just read your text. So sorrow to hear of your father’s death. I can sympathize with you. I have experienced the death of both parents. With time it gets better but it never fully go away. I will never leave thee, nor forsake the. You are His child and He will see you through these trying times. Love you.

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  8. I share with you my condolences, Tangie on the loss of your parents. I also I have lost the earthly presence of my parents and my two older brothers. But I go to heaven often—in my heart.

    Thank you for your interest in the video that I posted today and I do hope that The Bible Through the Seasons will be a source of great blessing for you.

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    1. Hello Nick, you are welcome. Thank you and condolences to you as well. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  9. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Hi Tangie
    Nice thoughts and so sorry about your losses. Still a lovely tribute to your parents and bet they are very proud of you as the love shines through,
    Anyway… back to my “message”
    Also thanks for another follow (+ the ‘like(s)’
    Happy blogging/writing and all the best

    “early bird sleepy-head”
    craig

    “The www and cyberspace, is the domain, the medium, the ‘arena’ that allows me to express myself… and be who I really am.”
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    http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com
    “It always seems impossible…
    until it gets done!”
    – Nelson Mandela
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    You CAN…if you THINK you can
    ‘Driven (“crazy”) …to inform, encourage, uplift and (perhaps even) inspire‘
    PPS

    Don’t worry about the world ending today
    it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
    https://www.absolutegisborne.co.nz/discover-gisborne/gisborne-sunrise-locations

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    1. Hello Craig, thank you so much. I will check out the other links. For some reason, and others mentioned this, we have to continue following some bloggers and some long-time subscribers’ comments are being found in Spam. Thank you for sharing my blog and remain safe.

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      1. a pleasure. No idea whats going on with WordPress comments, reblogs, etc. Can barely keep up anyway
        All the best
        c
        PS I’m continually told I”m “safest” not getting out of bed and just writing and sharing…even here in “Sleepy Hollow”!
        Don’t worry about the world ending today…its already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

        PPS

        Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie. I am sorry for the late reply, I am going around catching up on reading all followers/subscribers blogs. Be safe.

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      1. Hi Stephanie, no problem and I understand late responses. You are definitely right; I see now it is not an easy thing to do. God bless you and be safe.

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