5 hours ago, usmcmom said:
Lori's post just feels so...I don't know...mocking, cruel, ugly. She thinks it's all a beautiful journey because she is a "christian." My in-laws were/are faithful conservative Christians. In fact, my father-in-law is always telling his doctors "I'm scheduled to preach Sunday; I gotta go home," and it was true. He was always preaching or teaching a Bible class.
Christians get to be sad. Christians get to grieve and be overhelmed. Christians get to miss their loved ones regardless of their certainty of salvation.
This. I wonder how many of her fans are feeling inadequate after reading that. I don't want to judge Lori because I don't know her personally, but I do want anyone reading this who feels inadequate to know that you aren't faulty and less of a Christian.
I wasn't there to say goodbye to any of my grandparents but I treasure my last memories with them. Both of my grandmothers liked food and showed their love with food. My maternal grandmother passed 9 years ago and my parents cared for her that last year. Both my mom and dad didn't get to say goodbye to their fathers because they passed before they could hop on a plane and fly out to where they lived. Both had a much harder time with that loss than with the loss of their mothers for that reason. My mother was there, holding her hand, when her mother passed. My maternal grandmother loved chocolate ice cream and requested it every day until she died, and why not? She should enjoy her life until the very end!!! My grandmother wrote wonderful letters that I still treasure. I received her last one, with a birthday card for my 19th birthday, a few days after she died. I had been looking forward to seeing her in December that year but she died in August. I'm glad my mother, her baby, got to be there to say goodbye.