Learning How to Grieve and Mourn

I am fresh into a new grief that started three weeks ago and I’m still living in the wake of one that began many years ago. Everyone faces grief at some point; it’s part of being human. I’ve learned a few things about grief and mourning that I hope may help you.

Did you know there’s a difference between grieving and mourning? Grief is the feeling of great sorrow, the profound sadness. Mourning is the expression of that feeling. It’s the lament. Grief is inward and personal. Mourning is outward and can be done in community.

7 thoughts on “Learning How to Grieve and Mourn

  1. Jan

    Taryn, you were a good daughter. Your parents are so fortunate to have had you. I pray you will heal with sweet (bittersweet?) memories.

  2. April

    Thank you, Taryn. My condolences to you on the loss of your parents. I appreciate the way you’ve shared some of your journey as a caregiver and now as one who grieves and mourns. May God continue to comfort and carry you.

    1. Taryn Hutchison Post author

      Thank you, April. I know you have walked this way before me, and I so appreciate your perspectives on early, middle, and present grief. Praying that God will continue to be all you need.


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