For my monthly book to review I chose Grieving God’s Way by Margaret Brownley. I chose this book due to the fact that my dearest friend, my grandmother, passed away and I hoped that it would help the process of healing. Quite honestly, I’m not really ready to put my review out there because I don’t want to deal with having to talk about feelings. I really just want the next book to review so I’m making myself do this.
The book is a 90 day devotional that gently takes you to the stages of feelings and emotions of losing a loved one. There are different types of sorrow and I’m realizing the loss of a loved one makes you cry even to a deeper level. I’m not able to speak of my loss very easily, one due to it’s too hard to talk about, the other due to I can’t help feeling that others would say or think that it’s time to get over it. This is where I’m glad I do have this book. It will take me to a place to reflect, feel and heal at each stage. The thing is, each stage may take longer to get past or may repeat itself later. Well, you just head back to that page for some comforting words.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop when you’re mourning. I have 4 children of my own and then I’ve had my niece and nephew here with me. Doesn’t allow much time to brush your teeth and comb your hair, never mind deal with emotions. Most of my feelings have been put on the back porch for now while going through the motions of life. I will say that the few entries in the book that I’ve been able to read have allowed me to get through some tough moments and helped me understand how to deal with some pain. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to hear some encouraging words. It’s a nice personal conversational book from someone who understands what you’re feeling.
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