Yesterday my daddy was buried.

It’s surreal. All the hugs, the memories shared, the flowers, the tears … it’s been nothing but a hazy fog. The reality of what has happened hasn’t truly begun to sink in, not even the slightest bit. And for now, I’m okay with this shell-shocked feeling.

But I know it won’t always be this way.  Soon, very soon I imagine, the deep grief will begin to work its way in and I will have no choice but to walk through that valley.

While I am sure the grief associated with the loss of a parent is completely different, I have grieved before … the deaths of two beloved great-grandmothers and two close grandparents whom I adored; the unexpected loss of a 14-year marriage, the pain of infertility.  I know what it feels like to be in a dark place of sorrow.

More importantly though, I know from those experiences that the words of the psalmist are true:

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted. ~Psalms 34:18

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7 thoughts on “Yesterday

  1. Soooo very sad…will continue to lift you up to our Heavenly Father…know, also, we are all grieving with you…of course, not the same way you are and will in the days ahead…
    Hugs and much love!

  2. I have been thinking and praying for your and Brooke’s family, the sudden loss of a dear parent is a tough road (my mom died suddenly 5 years ago) but God will carry you through and the love you shared will always be a dear memory.

  3. Dear Paige, I am praying that God will comfort you greatly during this time. The past 2-3 weeks seem like you have been going through a lot with the new babies. You’re a dear heart and I know what you’re experiencing. You’re loved!!💐

  4. I believe that God does protect us from our very deep grief during the few days after death… and I hope that while you will have those moments in the days ahead for a time…it will be followed by the memories that are within your mind and heart and then I believe comfort will come.. Diane

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