Life After Loss…A Time To Grieve

A man, late in his winter years, stares at a mound of earth, where soon a monument will be placed. His wife and companion of fifty-three years is now gone, and the dark specter of grief tries to settle in her place. Parents sit in shock in a hospital chapel, their only child in a nearby room, taken from them hours before by a traffic accident. Pain, anger, depression and recrimination buffet them as the numbness thins. There are definitive stages common to grief, but Reverend Douglas Norfleet, of First United Methodist Church in Lexington, says that timing is critical. “If you don’t work your grief, you run the danger of being…

For the complete story, see the March 22nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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