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The Morning After Mourning

Joy Comes in the Morning

by Vickee Martin RN BSN



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781973683193
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781973683209

About the Book

Grief is very hard work and the worst grief is your own. After a devastating loss I put my grief work on hold, until I thought there would be a more convenient season. I had two grieving teenagers, worked 120 hours every two weeks and I was going to school to get my BSN in nursing. When I least expected it, the impact of the loss overwhelmed me. If something triggered me, I would burst into tears, during the most inopportune times. Grief work is a step-by-step process, and it can not be rushed. The presence of loved ones and friends helped. It was almost easier if no words were spoken. I was reminded of Job’s comforters. The most comforting friend was the one who remained present with him and said nothing. To self soothe, I read, I prayed, I wept and I searched the scriptures, as well as any information that would help me through the grieving process. It was during my searching, both scriptures and information, that brought me the most relief. Jesus had truly sent His Comforter, which I was so grateful for! It was during those very difficult hours that the Holy Spirit prompted me to write a handbook on how to process and move through the grieving process. Grief work cannot be ignored. Denial is a functional coping strategy for a short period of time, to get important things done, but it truly can not be put off for long.

About the Author

Vickee Martin, RN, BSN worked over 20 years in a hospital, walking beside patients and their families, that had a life-threatening illness, terminally ill, in the dying process, as well as those who were in crisis. She listened to their stories, provided information regarding grief and loss, as well as helped them to cope with the difficult and painful situation. After retirement, Vickee co-facilitates Griefshare through her church, which is a 13 week course. Grief is hard work. The more devastating a loss is to you, the more your grief will need to work and the harder you will need to grieve. Knowing the tasks and stages of grief will enable you to process your grief and move forward. By understanding the normal reactions to a crisis or loss, it enables you to know what to expect and that you are not alone. Although one never “gets over” the loss of their loved one, doing the needed grief work leads you through the path to healing. Vickee also offers religious and spiritual guidance and tells her readers, “the Lord can provide the best source of support” when it comes to dealing with grief. In this gentle inspiring book, Vickee Martin leads us through her experience to the precious power of God who can sustain and comfort any grieving heart. This book is a valuable grief group resource that guides those who grieve to The Morning After Mourning. From grief, Vickee leads us to grow more gracious and receive God’s gift of comfort and hope.