15 Things I Wish I’d Known About Grief

This got me thinking… some about the being busy so often and also about how beautiful grief is. That isn’t the angle most can see, not for years. Imagine death with no grieving… what a loss… death and loss with no pain, no memories, no wonders, no hard… my special lovely is right inside all of the hard. I honestly believe that there is happy in my tears, joy in my hard… it is all a reflection of how deeply Madeline was in my life, heart and soul.
I am thankful for this journey… I want to run away often, but I need this.
Wonderful and well worded…

Identity Renewed

After a year of grief, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also made some mistakes along the way. Today, I jotted down 15 things I wish I’d known about grief when I started my own process.

I pass this onto anyone on the journey.


1. You will feel like the world has ended. I promise, it hasn’t. Life will go on, slowly. A new normal will come, slowly.

2. No matter how bad a day feels, it is only a day.  When you go to sleep crying, you will wake up to a new day.

3. Grief comes in waves. You might be okay one hour, not okay the next. Okay one day, not okay the next day. Okay one month, not okay the next. Learn to go with the flow of what your heart and mind are feeling.

4. It’s okay to cry. Do it often. But it’s okay to…

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