I loved getting to spend a Saturday doing the Insta takeover for Gather moms! At 37 years old in October 2020 I became a widow with 3 young boys who were 15 months, 4, & 6 at the time. My world instantly got turned upside down. Everyone’s experiences with grief are so different, but I was happy share some of the things that have helped me & my kids as we have gone through this uncharted water of unexpected grief & life taking a hard turn. I will add that we have all been & are still in counseling & that has been a non negotiable for us & will probably always be a part of our lives. My kids counselor & mine are both believers which has been amazing as well.
God continues to move in our lives & grow us in ways we never expected. I pray that our loss & our story would be able to bring hope & comfort to someone who may be grieving any sort of loss. God has walked with me through every single step. I know God is still good He shows me His faithfulness every single day. I know this tragedy will not be in vain but will continue to be used to to point us back to Jesus & to bring glory back to Him.
God has walked with me through every single step.Amanda Burchett
Books that have helped me through my grief:
Seeing Beautiful Again: 50 Devotions to Find Redemption in Every Part of Your Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400218918/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_94D4EPA8B7KAHP21YS5W
The One Year Book of Hope: A 365-Day Devotional with Daily Scripture Readings and Uplifting Reflections that Encourage, Comfort, and Restore Joy (One Year Books) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1414301332/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EW13BZZ0PX38NXKP535H
Hope When It Hurts https://www.amazon.com/dp/1784980730/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1604EDKQHTZWEB79G02E
100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self https://www.amazon.com/dp/031008962X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WFMF2N9AFA1H9EX0C9BA
This is the amazing candle company I discovered when I realized that it helped me to get up and get going in the morning when I would light some of my favorite candles, open up all the windows,make my bed,and try to get outside first thing in the morning…all of those things together are still habits I practice when my grief rolls back around.
Look what I found on Etsy:
If you are looking for a perfect gift for a child who is going through grief of any kind these bears are the perfect gift. My friend Alycen got a bear made for each of my 3 boys out of 3 of their dad’s favorite shirts he wore all the time we call them their “daddy bears” they were such an amazing gift & keep sake for my kids!
Handmade Memory Bears Made From Loved Ones Clothing. Keepsake Memory Bear.
I received many gifts in the mail and on my porch when my husband passed away. But this was by far one of my faves. I got a scripture/ prayer blanket from a dear past principal I had worked for. I can’t tell you how many nights I would just physically wrap myself in that blanket full of Gods words of truth and felt so comforted by him spiritually & physically great gift for anyone going through grief & loss!
Double Creek Multi Scripture Throw Blanket Ultra Soft Sherpa Microfleece Inspirational Verses Jeremiah 29:11, Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 28:20, Comfort Blanket 50″x 60″ Get Well Gift Men Women https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HR1WB7F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VD64B0RMP5A0MNTGZDM6?psc=1