Poem “Comes the Dawn”

“And you learn to build all your roads

On today because tomorrow’s ground

Is too uncertain. And futures have

A way of falling down in midflight.

And you learn that you really can endure . . .

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth

And you learn and learn . . .

With every good-bye you learn.”

“Comes the Dawn,” an anonymous poem cited in Maureen Burns, Forgiveness: A Gift You Give Yourself (Greenville, Mich.: Empey Enterprises, 1992), 117.”

Excerpt From

Getting to the Other Side of Grief

Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge


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Author: kcradioman

I am the Director of Twin Oaks Family Care in Excelsior Springs, Mo. I hold a Master of Arts in counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and, currently, am working on the Doctor of Ministry in Care and Counseling at MBTS. My wife and I were married in 1998 and we had 2 daughters. On July 26th, 2019, my lovely wife, Jana, was diagnosed with Leukemia and began treatment. On Aug 7th, 2019, she died of complications from the chemo treatment. God prepared us and sustains us. My way of grieving includes being open and transparent about my feelings. My hope is to provide a voice of support for others experiencing grief.

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