What is Anticipatory Grief? ~ Grace & Truth Linkup (Week 24)

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My grandma passed away seven months ago, in a way that felt sudden and unexpected and altogether-too-soon.

She knew how much I loved her. And still, it hurt that I didn’t get to say goodbye.

It was an entirely different grieving experience from what I endured almost nine years ago when my grandpa died.

He suffered from cancer, and then diabetes, and was ill for quite some time before God brought him to his heavenly home.

There was plenty of time for goodbye. For long moments with him, remembering. For music and hugs and care.

Still, all of us who loved him were aware that we began grieving the loss of him long before his death.

If you’re facing this kind of prolonged grief, you’ll be especially blessed by today’s featured post.

Dr. Michelle Bengston draws from the wells of her education and her experience. But more importantly, she shares about grief from God’s Word, offering hope and practical advice for coping with anticipatory grief.

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I’m sure Dr. Michelle would love to connect with you on social media, and you will appreciate her posts about mental health:

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Michelle, thank you for sharing with us the wisdom of your experience, the counsel of God’s Word, and the compassionate spirit He’s given you. You’ve offered us hope for times of grief, and practical application we can employ. Feel free to grab this “I’ve Been Featured” button for your blog as our way of saying, “Thank you.”

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4 thoughts on “What is Anticipatory Grief? ~ Grace & Truth Linkup (Week 24)

  1. Carrie Groneman

    Thank you Jennifer for the wonderful post on grieving; it is something that is inevitable for all of us at some time. I appreciate the place to party here that is uplifting. Have a wonderful weekend. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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  2. Leah Adams

    Jennifer, seem that your grandma and my mother passed about the same time. Grief is such an odd fella. Just when you think you are over it. WHAM! It hits in a tidal wave. So thankful for God’s tender mercies.

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    • Jennifer Clarke Post author

      Yes, that’s so true, Leah! I’ve been struggling just over the past couple of weeks after a long period of feeling like I was okay. I’m so sorry you recently lost your mother. I’m stopping right now to thank God for the comfort He has given us both, and to ask Him to keep on. <3

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