Grief & Loss

“All Lives Lost”: Grieving w/the Families of Flight 370

 

 

 

mayaRecent reports rang throughout the world that all lives have been lost and the Malaysian Flight 370 loaded with approximately 239 passengers from all backgrounds, nationalities, and religions have perished.

In a recent interview, Prime Minister Najib Razak reported that the airline responded via text message declaring its “deepest regrets leading to an assumption that Flight MH 370 has been lost and that none of those on-board survived.”

Suddenly, a loud wailing burst forth from families whose repetitive questions week after week since this suspicious and mysterious vanishing of the plane led to no clue of understanding where their family members are. We can only imagine how helpless they must have felt to be in such a state with no definitive answers of the last moments of their loved ones.

This type of grief produces complicated grief for many where there is no finality associated with the death of a loved one and no proper burial or resting place. The passengers aboard were not just that or crew, they were fathers, children, mothers, sisters, brothers, cousin, and friends. We take this time to pray for those who are survivors of the lost.

In the days ahead, the tasks of grief may seem complicated but we wish the family peace in gaining acceptance for the loss of their loved ones. The tasks of grief, developed by William J. Worden include

  1. Accepting the reality of loss
  2. Experiencing the pain of grief
  3. Adjusting to a life without the deceased
  4. Withdrawing emotional energy and investing in other relationships.

All of these things will not be done overnight, we pray for the strength of the families in the days ahead.

 

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2014: The Year of Promise

promiseWhen the clock struck twelve and we entered 2014, for many it meant saying goodbye to some painful months of broken dreams, promises, and the loss of things you expected would remain in your life. We don’t have the luxury of remaining frozen in our past especially when purpose is knocking at the door with a boatload of expectations in store for you. How do you reach out and receive when you are challenged to believe? How can you look towards a future when you’re stuck in unresolved grief and pain about what has not come to pass.

One of the ways that we express our love to Father God is to realize that He is the source of our strength. There is nothing that we can do without our core, and that is Him. Imagine a tree attempting to stand without a tree stump? How can an apple exist without its core. How can we make it in life if we don’t believe in something greater than ourselves? It’s simple, we can not.

2014 has been given as a gift, so please don’t accept it as an orphan. I travel all over the world and share the beautiful gift that Father God has given us through his son Jesus Christ and how we are to live this life conscious that we have a father who loves us and can empower to do the most difficult of tasks……….

……..rebuilding your life after divorce

……..healing, recovering ,and eventually trying for another baby after a painful miscarriage

…….redefining your goals after being laid off from a job that you felt you had eternal security

The grace of God is present to heal you everywhere you hurt and to help you recover all that was stolen.

2014 is the Year of Promise and I add my faith to yours that everything that you have been believing God for will come to pass. Happy New Year, Happy New You!

God loves you immensely!

-Danita

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