Magazine article Sojourners Magazine

A Letter to Those Who Grieve

Magazine article Sojourners Magazine

A Letter to Those Who Grieve

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I will never find the person who took my son's life, but working against gun violence helped bring healing.

AS A MOM WHO LOST her son 23 years ago, I want you to know that I feel your pain and we are forever connected. I have been there, and it was not an easy road to travel. But we do get strength at our weakest moments. What has kept me going these 23 years is what I call my mustard seed faith in God, family, and friends, as well as the lovely memories.

Even though my son is not here, his memory is still in my heart. It helps me to talk about my son. It also helps me to remember special moments that we shared. No one can tell you your loved one is in a better place, or say to you that you'll get over it. In your time of grieving, these words are not comforting. This is something that never leaves your thoughts.

I don't know everything about grief. …

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