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THE UNEXPECTED LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE ON 9/11-Patricia A. Marston

Several years have passed since that memorable day. That day may be the saddest day you will have experienced in your lifetime. The pain is still there and come around at that time of year. It is grief all over again. Your pain is not as severe as that sad, fateful day, but it lingers. By now you may finally have put some photos of your loved one away. You may have donated their clothing to the Salvation Army or some other charitable organization. You can still visualize their smile, you can hear their laughter at some joke, you have a memory of them calling your name or calling you by a pet name. They are no longer in your presence. You hope you could see them again to share a thought, a joke, if it is just for a few minutes.


Each year on this solemn occasion when the names of the 9/11 victims are being read there are persons who are just weeping, they are in so much pain. Mothers are weeping, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, husbands and wives, cousins, grandparents, in-laws and friends of the victims. This is such a sad time. Everyone grieves differently. Everyone's attachment to a lost loved one is different. A mother grieving for her child is different from her grieving for her parent(s), sibling, or a spouse.


A songwriter said, there is freedom in every teardrop. Let the tears flow you will eventually find

peace. Yes! you will come to that place of peace, that place of 'Blessed Quietness' Let go! and let God, for HE is the bridge over troubled waters. He is the healer of broken hearts. You grieve because you loved. With love comes great grief and pain after losing that loved one. Relieve yourself by casting your cares on Christ the burden bearer.




"He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 73:26

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4

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