Tag Archives: surviving grief

IT’S OKAY TO CRY AWHILE

I was listening to my song “In Every Smile.” Even though I sang those words to my children, I heard my parents saying those words to me. Despite the hot pain throbbing on both sides of my ankle, I kept going. I thought about my mother and father and I heard their comforting voices. I could feel their presence; they were on either side, holding me up. Continue reading

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A LONG TIME AGO, I FELT HOPELESS

I believe everyone has his or her own lonely path to follow with grief. I consider it to be a lifelong journey that led me somewhere else; never back to the place I was in before it happened. I used to mourn that, but now I accept it. Continue reading

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EVERY SEASON – PART 3

Yesterday was Jason’s birthday. He only lived five years, but he remains forever in my heart. Continue reading

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THE KEY – PART 2

I am thankful I found a key that allowed me to live without suffering as I did for decades after the death of my son. Music was certainly one of the most magnificent keys that helped me to heal. Continue reading

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I STOPPED ASKING WHY

I made the decision this week, to participate in a video interview related to living with dry eyes. Continue reading

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EVERY SEASON – PART 2

When I wrote “Every Season” in 2011, it helped me to express my lingering sadness. My line of “my sadness will always be” is still true for me. Saying that I’ve “healed” from deep grief doesn’t mean I am not sad remembering the child I loved who died. Continue reading

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A ROAD PAVED IN GOLD

I have been on my journey of insight now for six years. Envisioning a road paved in gold sounded rich and dazzling. I’ve often focused on all the diversions, valleys and potholes I’ve stumbled into. Continue reading

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IMPRISONED BY GRIEF AND MY KEY

I did not expect I’d ever be freed from my prison of grief. But one day I found a key that opened a door, which led me back to the world outside. I was thankful for that key, but It held a mystery; where did it come from? Continue reading

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IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE YOU COULD HEAL-PART 3

I wouldn’t ever say that “time heals.” But for me, healing came and I am thankful for that. Continue reading

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IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE YOU COULD HEAL-PART 2

I know for certain that wherever my grief has taken me, the people whom I’ve held hands with will never be forgotten. Continue reading

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