Moving Forward With Tom Zuba Quotes

Grief and Mourning to Healing

The picture above hit me

like a ton of


It perfectly conveys

the sheer weight of grief.

“It doesn’t get better,” I said. “The pain. The wounds scab over and you don’t always feel like a knife is slashing through you. But when you least expect it, the pain flashes to remind you you’ll never be the same.”

― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

To heal, mourning is necessary

“Blessed – lucky – are those who cry. Blessed are those who are sad, who mourn, who feel the loss of what they love – because they will be held by the One who loves them. There is a strange and aching happiness only the hurting know – for they shall be held.”

― Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life

Mourning is bringing feelings up and out








listening to music full bore

whatever it takes

in the present moment

to get the feelings of grief up and out.

What hit me full-force in the picture above is this:

I am weighted down

by rocks of grief

stuffed down deep inside

throughout my life.

As one rock rises up to be mourned

another waits in the shadows,

only to rise up another day.

As they are mourned


waves after wave,

darkness dance after dance,

hopping shadow to shadow,

I become lighter,

and my light becomes brighter.

With each rock I drop behind

on my journey

my path to healing


so I can become

Radiantly Healed!

XO Lisa

2 comments on “Grief and Mourning to Healing

  1. I post this on my facebook since I know several as everyone does who are grieving deeply. Thank you for putting out there your grief and wisdom learned from it to help others.

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