For those who are in recovery, there are some things that are tougher than others to work through, while staying clean and sober. Unfortunately, one of the toughest emotions to deal with in life, at any time, is grief. People grieve over loved ones who pass away, loss of a spouse or a child, and much more. Dealing with grief during recovery can seem impossible.
We're hurting. The last thing we need is to be evaluated. Unkind and unhelpful words end up only adding to our burdens.
It's one thing to lose your loved one, but losing them to suicide can be an entirely different story.
We miss everything. This hurts. We wonder how long this will last.
From the Grieving Heart:
The Moment that we pass from the Physical World to Heaven, we are immediately filled with love. If you took the most love that you have ever felt in your entire life and multiply it by infinity, then, you may then begin to understand the feeling of Heaven.
Special days become huge triggers for grieving hearts. Birthdays can be especially difficult.
While on the road to Heaven
The streets are paved with Love
The lights that shine the way for us
Are made by God Above
Sweet music fills the air around...
As Angels sing their song
Our family there to meet us
Having lost 4 family members in just over 3 years, my world was turned upside down. I felt an ache in my heart and in my arms. I knew they were still in my heart but I needed something I could physically hold or actually see to comfort me. Although nothing brought them back or took away the pain, having some tangible reminders of them eased the pain.
Hey You, it’s me in Heaven
And I’m here to say Hello
I didn’t get to say goodbye
Before I had to go
I want to let you know that...
I am here, just at your side
Just look to your left shoulder
This will cannot be fixed. Those around us, however, will try. Most are well-intentioned, perhaps, but that doesn't make their words helpful.