2 Years…

I’ve learned a lot since May 30, 2019.

I’ve learned that grief cannot be rushed, that you don’t wake up one day healed.

I’ve learned healing and closure are myths. Loss forces new adjustments to life.

I’ve learned it’s okay to put myself first and I’m not responsible for the feelings—or lack thereof—of others about MY loss.

I’ve learned it’s okay to say no… to everyone.

I’ve learned doctors don’t know everything, or when it comes to grief, anything at all.

I’ve learned who my true friends are.

I’ve learned I don’t have to feel guilty about laughing and enjoying myself.

I’ve learned loss doesn’t change the person I am.

I’ve learned it’s okay to laugh and cry at the same time.

I’ve been reminded how amazing my three children are.

And I’ve learned my grief journey can only be taken one day at a time, one breath at a time… even when it hurts.

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19 thoughts on “2 Years…

  1. My heart hurts for you reading this. Grief teaches us so much but it doesn’t make it easier…I am happy you had that kind of love. A once in a lifetime relationship ❤️

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  2. So beautiful and sad and full of wisdom, Nesie. This is one of the best statements about grief that I’ve read, and I wish that every person encountering loss had a copy for their back pocket. I can’t say any more. Touches my heart. Hugs.

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