HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - July 31, 2017

Location : North Houston

"Healing After Loss" Martha Whitmore Hickman

 "…All those who try to go it sole alone, Too proud to be beholden for relief, Are absolutely sure to come to grief."

- Robert Frost

Those who, out of pride or for any other reason, try to go it alone are in for a hard time.

Nowhere is this more true than in dealing with the loss of a loved one. We are already lonely – for the one we have lost. To be sure, no one can fill that particular space – and we wouldn’t want anyone to – but that emptiness does make us more needful of loving supporting relationships in the rest of our lives.

The work of grief is hard work, and we need people to help us – to listen, to & hold us, to remember our loved one with us, to give us their wisdom.

There is a story of a little girl who got home from visiting her friend later than her mother had expected. When her mother asked the reason for the delay, the child said, “I was helping Jane. Her doll broke.”

The mother asked, “Did you help her fix it?”

The child said, “No. I helped her cry.”


We all need people to help us cry.

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