This Beautiful Ugly - Still here. Now what?

When Ramona Smiles - Holding Other's Hand

May 23, 2022 Sharon Stephenson and Dr. Deb Harrell Season 1 Episode 7
This Beautiful Ugly - Still here. Now what?
When Ramona Smiles - Holding Other's Hand
Show Notes

Losing a child and then losing a second child shatters life and the reason for existing. How could anyone find strength to heal from such devastating loss? In today’s episode we sit in with Ramona as she shares how she found peace and healing from the loss of two of her three children, and now her husband of 63 years.

She would admit that at the age of 84 she may not hear or write very well, but what she can do is be present with other’s pain. As Ramona shares her deep faith, we are touched deeply by her smile and transforming words that provides hope and encouragement. 

As you listen in today, our heart is that you will feel Ramona holding your hand as you experience the hope she has found. 

About our guest: Ramona Pendle

Ramona Pendle is the epitome of joy. Her smile and laughter light up a room. She has endured and triumphed the unimaginable–the loss of two of her three children in car accidents 24 years apart. In November of 2020, she lost her husband and best friend of 63 years, Bill. She has had to get used to living by herself for the first time in her life. Although life has dealt her some hard blows, she is an incredible witness to the transformative power of faith. You can find her at: 

We will discuss:

  • How to preserve marriage through losing a child
  • Why spouses can not heal our personal pain of loss
  • How to give room to spouses when grieving
  • How to give and not grab
  • Hindrances to healing through grief
  • How to get past regret, guilt and anger as a barrier to healing

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