Sunday, February 05, 2012

Getting Acquainted With Grief

(1.5 second flight of an eagle into our backyard.
This bird then perched for a half hour in one of our tall cottonwood trees.)

I am a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. My son David was stillborn. I held his body in my arms and said goodbye... for now.

This ungodly event, 26 years ago, sent Linda and I into the light-impoverished place of grief. I was asked to be a pastor for Sparrow Hospital's "HOPING" group to parents who lost children in the Mid-Michigan Neonatal ICU in Lansing. Linda and I met with many who suffered these great losses.

Along the way God helped me through some books. They include: