Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Comforting Moment: Grieving is a Natural Process

I really like this quote about the grieving process. It is a good way to explain to NICU Parents that grief is a normal, natural process. It is a normal response to an abnormal event.

No one wou
ld argue that having a child in the NICU is an abnormal event.

Grieving is as natural as
crying when you are hurt,
sleeping when you are tired,
eating when you are hungry,
or sneezing when your nose itches.

It’s nature’s way
of healing a broken heart.
Doug Manning

Quote Source: Don't Take My Grief Away
This helpful quote comes from Doug Manning's Book, Don't Take My Grief Away: What to Do When You Lose a Loved One available on Amazon.

Manning also reminds readers that
"Grief is not an enemy; it is a friend. It is the natural process of walking through the hurt and growing through the walk."

These simple expressions help remind us that Grief is a normal response.

In this book Manning takes the reader through all the emotions and experiences that accompany the death of a loved one.

Image Source: Don Wright. Broken Hearts. Creative Commons. Some Rights Reserved.

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