When we experience the death of someone we love, it seems that the days go by slow, but the weeks and months fly by. Does that make sense to anyone else? Is it that way for you, too? How can it possibly already be the first week of January? It’s a new year, same grief.
I used to anticipate this time of the year. It gave me the opportunity for renewal; a time to reevaluate habits, revise goals—to reflect on the past and make adjustments and tweaks. To start a new calendar or journal with fresh pages, all clean of negativity or suffering…This hard journey you and I find ourselves on might not lean in that direction so much anymore. Just muddling through is sometimes all we are capable of doing. Forget plans, fresh calendars, dreams and goals!
What I have experienced in the last few years is yet another layer of sorrow—one to add to that long list we read about in articles and books by the “experts.” My dear one isn’t here. Another year gone. His precious, meaningful life, cut short from the amazing experiences life can hold. Another year I won’t gain a daughter in law, or grandchildren. All quite selfish reasons, aren’t they? Normal and expected, but selfish, to an extent.
So, will you join me this season, push past the pain, and reach forward to hope and possibilities again?
The following article contains several ideas and points to help us find our way back to some semblance of normalcy—peace—maybe even joy!
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You don’t have to do this alone.