Grief is a natural response to losing a loved one. Your emotional response is very personal and takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried. What is important is that whatever your experience is, you need to be patient with yourself and allow your heart to follow the course that is best for you.
Take the very best of those you have lost and bring it out into the world in their honor.
Carry on where they no longer can and shine your light for them. Listen for the whispers in your mind of their words and trust they are always with you because you keep their memory alive with the life that you live.
Grief takes time and it usually takes much longer than we think. This is not because the old adage of “Time Heals” is true but because we don’t actually understand what we need to do to move beyond grief. If we look around we can find many people who are in the same place as us. Whilst this comforts us and makes us feel less alone in our pain it doesn’t necessarily help us move forward. The paradox is that those who have moved beyond their grief generally don’t tend to spend time talking about it.