All of us have our weak moments in life–those moments when we doubt ourselves, our ability and our resources available to help us face up to the challenges of simply going forward in life. Therefore, it is very understandable how we mourners confronted with the overwhelming, all-consuming, energy-draining experience of grief can begin to doubt our abilities to proceed any further without the physical presence of our loved one who has died.
I remember a young father whose teenage son had died in an automobile accident just weeks earlier telling me, “Larry, these two months of grieving my son have just been more than I thought I could ever bear. I am a relatively young person who could live for another thirty or forty years. If I can barely withstand two months of grief, I wonder how i will ever endure thirty of forty years of missing my son and hurting like hell all that time!”
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