“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
Think about all the grieving we do in a lifetime. I read somewhere that grief changes you and carves out gentler versions of ourselves. I have grieved the physical death of loved ones and friends. I have grieved the loss of my pets. The end of friendships/ relationships and the end of a marriage . I have grieved the loss of not having children, of having a life I certainly did not plan. All these little dings and pangs of life have altered me. But this??? I couldn’t prepare for this.
It has been 8 Saturdays without you.