I am a delayed griever.
When I hear about a tragedy or death I don’t often cry right then. I feel numb. I tell my brain to spring into action as if to cue my emotions that something bad has happened.
Almost two years ago a family in our homeschool co-op lost their son in a bike/car accident.
I am a fixer, a problem-solver, an idea person. But, much to my dismay, I couldn’t fix, solve or improve this.
I just wanted to make it better—to change what happened, to find a way to make the pain go away.
I feared I would say something stupid as I tried to comfort…and I did.
I tried meals, prayer, words, gifts. But I couldn’t fix it. My efforts felt small compared to the huge void this family was experiencing.
But somehow these small things meant a great deal.
My friend Susan B. Mead has written a book to help you find grace amidst the grief.
Susan tells of the depths and heights that she’s walked through with loss and love. God has met her in amazing ways as she’s encountered Him in the hard. She offers a welcome hand to others that are hurting through this book. Susan’s incredible story will touch you and help point you to Jesus. Her genuine joy to help others radiates through the pages of this gift book.
Read my full review of Dance with Jesus.
Susan has graciously provided two copies of her book for a giveaway to my readers. Enter below:
P.S. I am joining the #DanceWithJesus Birthday Beach Bash over at Susan’s place. I’m talking about my own grief and the grace that was found here…
Linking up with Kelly Balarie at Purposeful Faith for the #RaRaLinkup