i’m not always the best at knowing how to handle grieving. i’m honestly kind of awkward in those situations and rarely know what to say. but i’m learning how to sit with people in their grief.
i’m currently working as a personal care assistant and sitting with an elderly lady is a lot of what my days consist of.
there’s days we talk, and days we’re content with sitting in the silence.
for someone who’s lost so many people in life as she has, grief often cast its shadow over her days.
i always try to extend an encouraging word, but i’m also learning that sometimes you just have to let it be–
let them be sad. let them mourn. let them cry.
some days there’s just nothing you can say to take the ache away- and as a person who likes to fix people and make it better, this is a struggle for me!
at times sitting with grief can feel awkward and uncomfortable for me because i feel the need to say the right things.
but i’m learning that grief doesn’t always demand saying the right things because presence fills the space where words lack.
and you know what? that’s okay!
there’s comfort woven in togetherness in the midst of grief.
Psalm 10:14 “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”