About

Thank you so much for visiting the official Grief Bites blog!

My name is Kim and I am a wife (of 25 years), mom, author, freelance writer, inspirational speaker, and the co-founder of Grief Bites. I am also a coffee lover, a tae kwon do, martial arts & UFC enthusiast (currently training to get my 2nd degree black belt), and I love to travel.

I hope you are encouraged as you read all of the Grief Bites posts on this blog.

Grief Bites is a place where you can grab a cup of coffee or tea and read thoughts on grief, hardships, family, faith, music, health, travel, & life.

Anyone who has been through grief, or has enriched their faith, knows what defining moments in life grief, faith, & hardships can be.

Going through the deaths of my dad, sister, grandparents, and boyfriend, as well as other family members and friends, has taught me many life lessons. Going through my son having tumors, my own illness, and other hardships, has also taught me valuable lessons in life.

Hoping this blog is a source of encouragement, joy, healing, and vibrancy to all who read it! 😀

If you would like to sign up for my FREE Bible Reading Plans on grief & loss from YouVersion, please click the links on this page.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You, there is a link to do so on this page, too.

Blessings, Encouragement, & Gratitude to all!

~Kim

Grief Bites

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**All content on the Grief Bites blog and website is for encouragement purposes only and is not in any way to be construed as medical, emotional, mental, or psychological advice. We hope to serve as a bridge to help and encourage others by sharing our personal experiences we have gone through with our own personal grief. Please contact a qualified healthcare professional, mental health professional, or pastor for guidance and advice.**

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  1. I just have one thing that is really eating at me and has me out of sorts during my grieving process. I lost my wife of 25 years to cancer earlier this year leaving my 5 children along with myself. I know I’m going through terrible grief right now. I have read your book, youversion plans, and some of your posts as well. While married and even before then, I served God and was consistent in my walk and life with Christ. Since my wife’s passing, I am struggling terribly in anything dealing with spirituality. The one thing I could always turn to in tough times for comfort seems to be evading me currently. I have found no comfort in his word, in my attempts to pray, and even in my attempts to continue in church. In the midst of my grief, I don’t know if this is normal or if I’m seriously going down a dark road. I am just not finding comfort right now from the one thing that was near and dear to me. I feel like I have been hurt by someone very close to me, like never before. I’ve tried even complaining to him about how I feel and being honest in my words, but still nothing. I feel stuck and definitely now have an emptiness inside my life….not just from losing my wife but also in my walk with God. I need to know if there is something wrong with me. I have tried talking with my pastor, but to no avail, and I’m now seeing a Christian counselor. Nothing seems to be working. Honestly, I feel better when I’m alone with my kids or just myself. I hate going through the “motions” like returning to my job. I don’t want to do things just for the sake of doing things. HELP!!!!

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    • Garry,
      I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s cancer and homegoing! My deepest condolences!
      What you are feeling is normal and it takes time to work all of the emotions out after we lose someone who is a treasure.
      I have been through tough grief experiences where I felt similar…it’s a very tough place to be.
      When I was going through one particular grief event, I heard a really good analogy: “In our walk with God, I like to equate it to food. Sometimes, our relationship with the Lord is like a continual feast…it has lots of tasty variety, we feel very fulfilled, and it’s an absolute joy. Other times, it’s like plain oatmeal…very dry, bland, and disappointing, with a need to trust God for the nourishment and sustainment He provides us with in these toughest seasons.”
      Before I wrote my YouVersion reading plan, Grief Bites: Finding Treasure In Hardships, I had gone through an “oatmeal” season.
      A grief writer I am close to (who also experienced the death of the love of her life) also described going through what you’re experiencing, and her spiritual difficulty lasted a little over a year.
      I’m glad you will be going to a Christian counselor. I think you will find that very helpful. I also think you may find a grief group helpful and encouraging. One of my favorites is GriefShare. You can find a local meeting on their website: http://www.griefshare.org
      GriefShare also offers a daily encouraging email on their website too.
      I pray God will continually reveal Himself to your heart each day, and meet you in the middle of your heartache, as He begins to heal your heart!
      I’m praying for you and your family!

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      • Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my questions and concerns. I guess I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and maybe one day it will come together. Don’t know what else to do. Thanks again so much! Appreciate your ministry. God bless!

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