When loss strikes, our lives are forever altered. We don't like this new life. Someone we love is missing.
FROM THE GRIEVING HEART:
I don’t like this new life. I want a life with you back in it. I miss talking to you. I want to hear your voice — not a voicemail, but your real voice. I want you here, now.
Every one of us handles grief differently. We walk around dazed and confused trying to understand the deeper meaning of death. Some of us throw ourselves back into our work to be distracted, trying to shake off our grief, while others may fall into a deep dark pit where they try to search for a deeper meaning of it all.
It is difficult when we are open to talk about our journeys and about the loved ones we’ve lost but, sometimes other people aren't. Relationships with others can crumble which often widens the gap
Grief should NOT prevent us from living. It is about LIVING with the sadness and incorporating it into our daily lives the best we can.
Louise Suzanne Boyd
I have three leaking heart valves and am in acute heart failure. My mitral valve leaks the most. In May a world-famous surgeon is going to replace my mitral valve with a pig valve. Several weeks before surgery I met with my primary care physician. “You need to be prepared,” she advised, “and not be surprised by something from left field.”
Oh my, you should have seen the day
I'm reaching out from Heaven
So, why do I write about my grief?