The Loss

Carolyn Williams-York



As I stared at the lifeless body of a mother who lost her son to Gun violence days before Thanksgiving, all I could think about was, what would be her choice? To Live or Die. Her unconscious state, allowed her to escape the how’s and why’s of her loss. I imagined she thought of not  to coming back. For coming back was final


Suffering the loss of a loved one during the holiday season is hard, to be honest, it’s hard at any time. Time allows us the choice of how we are going to deal with the loss and not the choice to get over it.  Making the choice to “LIVE”, is the hardest part. To begin your healing journey, “Steps to Live” is recommended.


Steps to LIVE:

  1. Embrace the loss
  2. Process the loss
  3. Release the loss


Remember just because you release doesn’t mean you will forget or get over the loss, it just means that as the cycle of pain revolves the cycle of time  will allow you the choice of living or dying. Surround yourself with family and friends who have been there. Find a grief support group in your area that will walk this journey with you.



The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18

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