Roses to share from Dustin’s garden. Sharing a few words that has helped me explain a few things over the years.
When your child dies, it’s as if a deep hole implodes inside of you. It’s as if the hole penetrates you and leaves you gasping for air. As you mourn the death of your precious daughter or son, your agony slowly subsides but never disappears.
On the outside edges of that gaping hole, things begin to heal. Scars form. The hole is still present, but instead of only emptying out, it allows things to begin to enter in again.
A parent’s grief is uniquely painful because a parent’s love is uniquely strong. Parents not only love their children unconditionally, wholeheartedly, and selflessly, but they are also responsible for them. When someone you love so very deeply and feel responsible for dies, your grief is naturally profound.
Savor the moments you have with the ones you love.
Some moments in life cannot be duplicated. Enjoy each one, yes?