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Celebrating Life, A Time of Healing and Thanksgiving part1

Celebrating life! A Time of Healing and Thanksgiving (Part 1)
Janice S Ramkissoon
01st November 2011.

Our family is in mourning. As you read this article, you too may be experiencing grief similar to the various members of my family today. In our circle, some are grieving the loss of loved ones; others are watching their dearly beloved deteriorating. Throughout the month of October there are usually two things on my mind, ‘the death of my maternal grandmother’ in conjunction with ‘cancer awareness’ and as November approaches I think of my maternal grandfather who would have been celebrating his birthday if he was still with us—he died of a heart attack.
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Suppressed Grief

Suppressed Grief
By Janice S Ramkissoon
12th May 2011

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2nd Timothy 1:7, KJV).

My experience of the various unprocessed grief in my life (from childhood to adult pain) became ‘a thorn in my flesh’. Some of these losses included: The death of loved ones; Our miscarriages; My loss of employment and financial independence; The loss of friends and community support, through relocation (including schooling and places of fellowship) and also through misunderstanding. Facing the struggles of adult life with all that unprocessed grief added to the fact that I was also grieving the loss of my childhood was disaster waiting to happen.
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