Grief can make us feel like we are going crazy. It shocks us with uncertainty, regrets, loneliness, fear and so many unanswerable questions. Grieving is exhausting. Too many people encouraging us to be strong and to ‘move on”. But there is no ‘moving on’ from grief. There is only moving forward with it as we move through it - slowly and with self-compassion because this lonely, exhausting, crazy grief is here to stay. I wish it wasn’t so, but that is the truth. However, this is not the only truth. It’s possible to face grief without being destroyed by it. It’s also possible to find hope, to experience respite and to reframe joy amidst the pain.
Embrace your grief. Learn to carry it, to be present in it, to talk about it.
Live your grief so that you won’t live grieving.
I chose to launch my blog today on the 2nd anniversary of my husband’s death. Maybe something good can begin on the date that something good ended.