I saw this photo today on one of my support groups (Grieving Mothers). I could not believe how correctly the artist conveys the physical feeling of grief. Your child is gone… forever. You feel like the whole world is on your shoulders. Your heart is shattered. You have no strength or reason to go on. The pain is heart wrenching. You feel you will never get through this horrible nightmare. Then eventually… after much time you start to feel a little lighter. The load you are carrying is being lifted. You start to begin your new normal again. Nothing is the same. Nothing will ever be the same. But all we have is what we have. Memories. Forever locked away in our hearts.
I hope most of you cannot relate to losing a child. If you are suffering please take it from me that it will gradually, baby steps, get tolerable. Never good. Never the same. But tolerable is what you can hope for. Peace will come much later but know it will come.
365 Photos Challenge Day 270
Have you experienced grief in your life?