Item description for Getting Through the Night: Finding Your Way After the Loss of a Loved One by Eugenia Price...
Overview Offers advice on coping with grief over the loss of a loved one and explains how to find consolation in Christian faith.
Publishers Description Eugenia Price, one of our most beloved inspirational writers, offers this simply written yet profoundly valuable book for anyone struggling through the loss of a loved one. She writes that the healing process comes first from the knowledge that accepting the loss does not mean we stop missing our loved one. It does mean that through God's strength we can one day learn to live again in the morning light....
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Studio: Ballantine Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.86" Width: 4.15" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 12, 1986
Publisher Ballantine Books
ISBN 0345341961 ISBN13 9780345341969 UPC 070999005997
Availability 0 units.
More About Eugenia Price
Eugenia Price (1916-1996) was a New York Times bestselling author of 39 books, with over 40 million copies sold. She is best known for her historical romantic antebellum novels.
Eugenia Price lived in St. Simons Island, in the state of Georgia. Eugenia Price was born in 1916 and died in 1996.
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Getting Over It. May 22, 2005
The pain of loss never vanishes entirely. It takes time to work through the early shock and dark reality of your grief. Time is a trap for those in agony as they suffer endless hours. See the movie, THE HOURS. Coping with time (days and nights) seems endless and sometimes unbearable.
Most of us don't know what to say at a time of deep loss. There is no promise anywhere of a magic wand. I've found three diverse individuals so far who helped with their stories about loss to themselves. But the main comforter was the one who just listened and made the comment, "It's tough." I could not have made it without him and his willingness to listen. He could have turned me off as he did on many occasions before, but this time he was my 'limb' to hang onto.
One small instant of 'focused awareness' can bring immeasurable relief. Just focus for a few minutes on a cheerful sound, like the warbling of a mockingbird who does imitations of other birds. I have used Michael Feinstein's music as I can sing with it, and Linda Ronstadt's DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE cd. Listening to THE LONG BLACK VEIL by Johnny Cash helped in a small way. You see, I am tuned in to music, music of the spheres, ballads by pop singers, and went to see STAR WARS for the music.
Whether your loss is fresh and bitter, or of long standing, it takes work and time to endure the days of desperation and pain. Our bodies as well as our minds may be in shock. No doubt, you will be scarred from the unexpected death of a loved one because it was so sudden and seemingly unnecessary; sometimes that pain is still on a high level (10) forty years after the tragic accident. You will never stop hurting (as I did when young Miran died in a fire), or wishing you could have told your loved one "good bye" -- and you are sorry, so sorry not for them, but for yourself as a chunk is taken out of your heart. Your heart is not exactly broken as at the end of a love affair; it is just not complete anymore, for this is a never ending thing. You can always find someone else who is willing to love you. Love needs an object. This is not being self-centered or selfish. It is loving, a person, a presence, a spirit of a human. Life can have a purpose again even though it doesn't always deal in 'happy endings.'
It is progress when you can give thanks for the tiniest recognition to the person who helped so much just by being near in your crisis. The grieving process will change you. We fear what we do not know; resentment can poison you. Forgiveness can liberate you from the despair of self-pity.
Most of us fear the dark. Nights are dark and can be filled with dread and fear. At night, we don't see things as they are -- in shadows. In the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Out of death comes inner strength for the survivor. Be able to hope again. Just the simple words "I know how it is" may ease someone's sorrow.
After all, Katie Couric has found a new love and hope for the future of feeling complete again. A woman alone even with children is never whole. We all need a protector here on earth.
very comforting and easy to read Sep 17, 1998
This book was extremely comforting to me after the loss of my wonderful fiancee. The way the author describes the "after life" made me feel so much better and helped to answer my never-ending question of "what is he doing?""What can he hear, see, do, etc..." I would recommend this book to anyone who has suffered the loss of a very special person. I have several passages highlighted and look at them from time to time to get me through the rough times.