On September 24, 2016 my mother’s spirit went back to heaven to join all of our dear loved ones. We are eternal beings and being separated from those we love is not natural to us. I found this quote helpful in coping with my separation loved family members, “
We Are Not Made for Endings
In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings.
Why is this? Because we are made of the stuff of eternity. We are eternal beings, children of the Almighty God, whose name is Endless13 and who promises eternal blessings without number. Endings are not our destiny.
The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.
How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings. –Elder Uchtdorf, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Having spiritual roots helps me tremendously in coping with the difficulties in life and continuing to be grateful for my many blessings. It also helps me be vulnerable with expressing my feelings once I figure out what I am actually feeling.
Right now I am grieving the passing of my mother with brings back feelings of missing my dad as well.
Are you going through the grieving process? Have you come to a place of acceptance with your loss? Who are you missing? How do you show your grieving? Is it easier when around some people and more difficult when around other people?
I hope this helped someone think on a little deeper level and process some feelings. Some times we believe we have accepted a loss and then one day something triggers all those pains of the initial loss-BOOM-here’s a ton of feelings. That can give a person a feeling of great aloneness. However, if we feel/center on our heart, we can feel the gentle spirit of love and light offered by our constant companion (call it what you will; spirit, light, universe, God, Jesus, creator, good orderly direction…let me know your truth, share with us all; tell your story, show up, be seen ❤ Until next time, strive for more connection, live your truth, and be shame free 😉