Any time we live through a time that we associate with our lost loved ones, it hurts! I recently had a family reunion, WITHOUT MY DAD, and it was both good AND sad! We put a photo of him on the wall near where we were gathering and there were tears and laughter, in equal parts. All of us shared how we missed him, what we remembered, and how we were dealing.
It’s important to say that grief is different for every single person. Both my sisters were dealing in ways completely different than me. And our mom was dealing in different ways still.
EACH OF US IN UNIQUE AND WILL GRIEVE IN OUR OWN WAYS. Be gentle and non-judgemental with yourself. This is so important and SO HARD!
Until next time: breathe and go slow!