Lulu / 30 Oct, 2019

If you haven’t already please listen to the first part of this podcast episode, where Gugu and her friend Fungai talk honestly and openly about what it is to grieve and deal with all the emotions that come with it.

As a. refresher for those who may not have had a chance to listen yet, Gugu’s friend Fungai sadly lost her mother to cancer in July this year, and we are so thankful that even though it is all still very fresh, she has bravely and generously shared the emotions she has gone through (and is still going through) in dealing with that loss, which as you will hear from the discussion… is not easy. But even so, her take on grief is so admirable and for those of us who have lost someone near and dear to us, looking for some comfort and encouragement, particularly from the lens of a Christian – do give the podcast a listen, she exhibits such a firm grasp of God’s sovereignty in our lives and even with all the pain she is going through and unanswered questions she may have, she is so humble towards God, never faulting Him, but only finding comfort in Him, and it’s beautiful to hear, because we all know how easy it is to blame God when things like this happen to us or those that we love…

Any way, the conversation continues this week with Fungai sharing the ways in which she and her family, particularly, her sisters, her dad, her husband and children are processing the grief. She describes how it has been a different process for everyone, but that regardless they have each found ways to still love on each other and support each other in the way the other needs. And this is a lesson that definitely needs some grasping, because the truth is (for those in the position of having to support a loved one who has lost someone) supporting loved ones who are grieving is to adapt to their manner of processing.. we don’t tell them what they need, they tell us.. and whether that’s just lovingly sitting there allowing someone to just cry, or listening when all they want to do is talk about the person or even not talk… that’s what it is. All we need to do is just try to understand where that person is and at what phase they are in their grieving process, and help them by just being there for them… it’s just that love that is so important. And this is what is touched upon in PT 2 of An Honest Conversation About Grief…

Have a listen, and please leave your comments down below if you’d like to share your thoughts with us..

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