Grief Never Ends
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Grief never ends,
But it changes.
It’s a passage,
Not a place to stay.
The sense of loss
Must give way
If we are to value
The life that was lived
Grief is not a sign of weakness
Nor lack of faith
It is the price of love.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I lost my beautiful, precious, two-year-old son three months ago. The pain is unfathomable. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that he is really gone.
Some days, like today, I feel detached from his loss, like it happened to someone else, not us. On those days, I don't have to remind myself to move my arms and legs, and I feel like I can actually breathe a full breath and not cry.
But other days, it doesn't feel like something that I will be able to survive, or that my family will survive this tragedy.
I wouldn't say that weight loss is at the top of my goal list right now, but I know that I am diving headfirst into a deep depression, and I think that eating healthy foods and maintaining some exercise routine may help me feel better. That is why I am checking out this website after being away for a while.
But grief is my obsession now, as it consumes all my thoughts and activities these days, and for who-knows-how-long to come.
I am very sorry for your loss, and your poem is beautiful.
2304 days ago
Oh, I am so sorry for your grief and pain!
3151 days ago
Grief is the price we pay for loving well. I also think grief changes, eases a bit, It takes a while for the mind to believe the unbelievable and accept the unacceptable. It sounds like you are grieving well. Like you are living with grief, rather that grieving life.
I can't imagine how hard it must be to lose a child. I can't imagine a closer relationship. I wonder if after a while your son will talk to you in your head like my Mom talks to me in mind. (I'm talking and I get the relationships wrong I say my husband is my son or my cousin is my niece ) she is right here with me supporting me. I hope he's watching over you too. It's a big help.
3154 days ago
this is just beautiful! i'm sorry for your loss......
3154 days ago
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