Holding Space for Both Grief and Gratitude

After you’re done waiting, the pain is gone right? 

Not in my experience. I’ve had to learn how to hold space for both grief and gratitude.

Today my article “The Heart Has Room for Both Gratitude and Grief” was published by Her View From Home. I would love for you to go read the full article in which I share about my years of singleness and how I grieved my unmet longings for a husband and the life I thought I would have.

Here’s an excerpt from my article:

“The truth is we all live with unmet desires. In various ways, we all grieve the life we expected or the time-table we planned for ourselves.

Even when our waiting is in the past, the memories of our grief can continue into the present. I am learning that grief and gratitude can co-exist.

We can hold space for both sadness and joy.

We can validate our feelings of disappointment and longing, while still being grateful for God’s blessings in our lives.

But God’s grace carries us through these seasons of waiting. He is present as we grieve the unmet longings of our heart.”

–Camden Morgante

I am learning that grief and gratitude can co-exist. We can hold space for both sadness and joy. We can validate our feelings of disappointment and longing, while still being grateful for God’s blessings in our lives.

God can handle our grief and sorrow. He can handle our anger, confusion, and pain. God accepts and validates our feelings, but He doesn’t leave us in our grief.
He also gives us His grace.

This is my first paid writing article and I’m super proud (and nervous) of my vulnerability in my writing. Would you honor me by reading and sharing my words if they resonate with you?

The Heart Has Room for Both Gratitude and Grief”, originally published on June 29, 2020 at Her View From Home.


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