During a counseling session a woman was told to give herself permission to be okay. That really spoke to my heart. The more I have thought about it, the more I see how necessary it is to do that.
Giving myself permission to be okay would move me a step beyond acceptance. I know that my husband Bob knew that dealing with his moving on to heaven without me was going to be very difficult. I know that because of the question he asked me a few days before his heart suddenly stopped – “Are you going to be alright?” I had no answer for that question and that in itself was the answer.
Giving myself permission to be okay would be my way of answering Bob’s question with a “Yes”. If he were here, it would be my assurance to him that I will be able to continue on with my life without him.
Giving myself permission to be okay is also saying that it’s okay for me to find joy again and to be happy with the life of a widow that God has given me
Giving myself permission to be okay would be saying that God is enough for me and that I am trusting Him to walk beside me and take care of me and my needs for the rest of my earthly days.
What does giving yourself permission to be okay look like to you?