Grief step four
Saying for the day: Grief hurts.
Today and every Sunday for the next six Sunday’s we are looking at the steps in the grief process as described by Pastor Granger Westberg. These steps are:
4. Physical pain
5. Fear or panic
8. We function poorly
9. The breaking in of hope
10. The start of the new life
Soon after the grief process begins, while we are still in depression, we are likely to begin to physically hurt.
Our body hurts.
Our joints hurt.
Our chest may feel tight.
Often people don’t think of this as part of the grief process.
They feel sure that something is very wrong with them.
They go to the doctor he finds no physical cause for the pain.
Some people at this point think their doctor is lying because they have some life ending disease.
They worry and become even more depressed.
Here it helps if the Doctor understands that the person is grieving and helps them to see that the pain is caused by the grief.
It is real pain and it has a real cause.
As one works through the grief process the pain will diminish and finally leave.
During this entire period one needs to remember that God has not left us, and we will move on to a better day.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where little old ladies carry shotguns and know how to use them– Well the mystery of the missing stuffed rabbits has been sort of solved. Now every time there is a White Rabbit sighting one finds a stuffed rabbit where the White Rabbit was. Mrs. Trumble says this proves the White Rabbit is evil. It steals. There is nothing worse than a big rabbit in a pink sweater that steals. Somebody else suggested that it might just be lonely. One of the tourists thought the White Rabbit just felt sorry for the stuffed rabbits being stuck in a closet and thus rescued them. If that’s the case he succeeded because the people finding the rabbits are not giving them back. They have already become collector’s items. The city is making no attempt to get them back.
Our dragon made another appearance last night. He flew down the main street during the big street dance. The Dorothy Heralds went right on playing as if this was and everyday occurrence for them. During a break the lead guitarist said that perhaps they should change their name to the Dragon Heralds.
The spouse carrying race took place yesterday afternoon. This year there were only eighteen entries and unlike last year no wives tried carrying their husband. Jon Bergall tried to carry his wife Donna but as he was going through the big kiddy pool filled with mud he slipped and dumped her. She said he did it on purpose and now they aren’t speaking to each other. This was a race that is supposed to bring husband and wife closer together. The winner this year was Eino Thorseon and his wife Blanch. They did the whole course in 15 minutes. They sure look thrilled when they were announced as the winners.
Link for today:Purple Women - a bit different-Remember to put the words Dr. John in the comment so you can rescue some lonley JCPOINTS. Check your total HERE.
The name chosen yesterday was Peter. If it is drawn today he gets what's in the PRIZEBOX.
Betty will draw whwn she gets up.
Betty is up. I have cut yesterday's slips into the basket.
Betty draws and.....
The name drawn isCatch . Sorry Peter (Sorry Bree) if Catch is drawn tomorrow she gets whats in the PRIZEBOX.
WE had a good day today. It was wonderful outside. We got the entrance to the amusment park in place, cleaned up the extra track and boxes. Fixed some of the track. Met our new neighbor. Cleared rocks that came from our moutain off of the track. Cut back some weeds. Put in a new little pond. And we found out that we have someone coming to see the house tomorrow. It was a very good day. But now I need a breathing treatment.