book review-Grieving God’s Way by Margaret Brownley

Grieving God’s Way by Margaret Brownley


I held off reading this book for several months because I was writing my own book on grief,

‘The Pregnant Pause of Grief, the first trimester of widowhood.’  Interestingly, her book format covers ninety days and my book covers 3 months. In this space of time, it seems we learn our hardest lessons, the ones that help us cope for the next decades.


While I lost my husband and Ms. Brownley lost her son, our grief is very similar.


I’ll mention just a few.

God can and will meet our needs

Nothing tastes better than carbs when you are miserable.

Accept depression as part of the grief.

Treat yourself with as much care as you would another person.

I don’t know if it is correct to say I enjoyed this book, but I certainly found it helpful. I would recommend it to any one who is suffering loss.

Brenda J Wood

A Day Like No Other

I am supposed to expect a terrible day tomorrow because Ron died a year ago on August 22nd. Apparently I am supposed to finally realize Ron is not coming back. Quite frankly, I figured that out the day he died.

The truth is that God has been excessively faithful to me for the last 364 days. I doubt that will change on day 365.

Instead of mourning, I determine to thank God for our wonderful years together. I thank God that Ron is free from pain and suffering.

I  thank God for loving family, friends ,neighbours and even strangers, who cared for me in so many ways these last months.

Heartache is love with no where to go. (Margaret Brownly-Grieving God’s Way.)