While we go through this process, it is also a wonderful opportunity to take inventory of our blessings. To "name them one by one," just as the old song states. Keeping in mind that blessings sometimes come in wolves clothing. My sister once wrote this (I hope she still believes it):
Be thankful for the valley,
It means you've just come off one mountain and are heading towards another.
Be thankful for illnesses,
Without them good health wouldn't mean as much.
Be thankful for the time, however long or short, you had with your loved one before God called them home,
Those precious memories will be with you until you see them again.
Be thankful for your family, even when they drive you crazy,
Without them you'd be alone in this world.
Be thankful for the lean times,
They make the wealthy times that much sweeter.
Be thankful for your sins,
They're why Christ died for you!
Praising Him through it all.