“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.”
―Anne Lamott 

 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.


2 thoughts on “Learning”

  1. Alas, we are all students of grief, having to learn how to deal with grief through-out our lives, in this life on Earth. So why don’t they teach THAT to us in school? How to cope with grief? They should.

    I can feel your pain in this post, Nancy, and at the same time this is a powerful share with the world.

    Keep writing about your grief, whether you post it publically or not, because I truly believe writing about grief, helps us to let it out, and therefore helps us in our healing journey. I know writing about grief has helped me.

    You add Light to the world, Nancy.

    Aurora ❤


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