Today I remember Grief. He is a companion that comes and goes, sometimes unannounced and other times I know he is coming. He has visited again. And he is visiting others about whom I care deeply. He has visited a coworker as she faces legal issues concerning a late life divorce. He has visited a family who is reeling from the unexpected news that a father and grandfather has broken vows of marital faithfulness. He comes and he goes and we must deal with him.
My journey blogging began when I decided to write about how Grief had visited me and how I had had received help to deal with him.
Please go to the bottom of the Time For Serenity blog to see the earliest posts I wrote. They follow the stages of grief ( shock, denial, anger, depression, etc.) and may be helpful when Grief comes to visit you !!
Grief is real because loss is real. Each grief has its own imprint, as distinctive and as unique as the person we lost. The pain of loss is so intense, so heartbreaking, because in loving we deeply connect with another human being, and grief is the reflection of the connection that has been lost. We think we want to avoid the grief, but really it is the pain of the loss we want to avoid. Grief is the healing process that ultimately brings us comfort in our pain.
ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS, On Grief and Grieving