I feel like I should reintroduce myself...

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Roy
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Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: I feel like I should reintroduce myself...

Post by Roy »

I lost a cousin under similar circumstances. She was beautiful and in university and seemed to be going through a rough patch with her BF. It seemed like such minor stuff in the big picture that it just doesn't make sense. I can only assume that her mental state was such that it felt like her world was coming to an end. Essentially that she couldn't have been thinking fully rationally.

I am glad that you have found some comfort writing about your family's pain here. I know that I have used StayLDS to help me process grief as well and I owe a debt of gratitude to everyone that has participated here over the years.
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13
Old-Timer
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Joined: 21 Oct 2008, 20:24

Re: I feel like I should reintroduce myself...

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No need to apologize. One thing we can do is rtfelt support of those we love - and you certainly are loved here.

Blessings in your times of sorrow.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken
Minyan Man
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Joined: 15 Sep 2011, 13:40

Re: I feel like I should reintroduce myself...

Post by Minyan Man »

Since making my "reintroduction", I've been reading some of your posts since I was gone. (Plus, reading the posts prior.)

In retrospect I have to say, what a wonderful site this is. It has helped me, a lot.
Everyone has to have a mechanism or vehicle to express themselves & be heard without criticism or ridicule.
When I shot my mouth off or was wrong, members here were supportive & understanding.

I wish I saw that quality more at church. In the meantime, I've developed close relationships at church with a few members who
I can be open with & they with me. That works for me today. We will see what tomorrow will brings.

Thanks for being here. I need to hear your stories & insights.
Roy
Posts: 7170
Joined: 07 Oct 2010, 14:16
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: I feel like I should reintroduce myself...

Post by Roy »

I'm glad to here that we have helped support your journey. I'm also happy to hear that you are also receiving support IRL. As nice as this site is, it has its limits.
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13
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