November 15 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, November 15, 2021

In my work with the Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program, I often hear stories of grief after the loss of a loved one. Along with the grief, I hear stories of gratitude for who that loved one was and what they brought to others’ lives. I also hear stories of grace. One that has stayed with me involved a widow whose husband received a terminal diagnosis and died within a few days. This couple was extremely close, did most things together and was complete as a family of two. Before the memorial service, the widow looked at me and said, “I don’t understand how or why, but I’m experiencing peace.” She was a recipient of the winds of grace. I hear many, many other stories of grace-filled moments and am in awe every time. Grief, grace and gratitude are a powerful trio.

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