In case you missed anything from October…
AS TOLD BY EVEE:
October started off with an unexpected wobble. I wrote God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You at a moment where I felt completely homesick and missing my mum. My grief continued in my post No Caller ID, which details the pain one can feel knowing that the person they most desperately need a call from, will never call them again.
I really hope you enjoyed these posts, they both meant a lot to me to write.
AS TOLD BY YOU:
We started this month with a beautiful poem from Ivor, in As Told By Ivor Steven. Ivor’s beautiful poem, Cast in Marble, elegantly speaks on love frozen in time by loss. We continued the month in As Told By Tara, who spoke on the disconnect grief can make us feel to those around us.
Finally, we completed this months As Told By You posts with As Told By Zet Ar. This post simply and beautifully outlined how grief and gratitude can sometimes go hand in hand.
As always, we are so unbelievably proud of all of you for your comments, submissions and posts that you share with us. Truly, your work is inspiring and helps so many people. Thank you.
If you would like to submit for November 2021, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your post. It is an honour to be trusted with your stories.
In Thursday Thoughts, we had wonderful discussions about:
- #35 Thursday Thoughts: What Does Grief Represent To You?
- #36 Thursday Thoughts: What Are You Focussing On This Week?
- #37 Thursday Thoughts: Do You Celebrate Halloween?
- #38 Thursday Thoughts: What Does Halloween Mean To You?
Your contributions to these discussions are so invaluable to us! It’s an honour to us that you want to take part. I really enjoyed hearing all about your halloween festivities!
Reality Revisited is our section of the blog where we repost our work from when we were beginning our grief journeys. With this segment, we aim to reflect on the early struggles of our grief, and what we went through without our mum. We are proud of where we have come from, and of where we are going. We hope you are as well. Overall, we want you to know that if you are struggling with your grief, that is okay. You are not alone.
- Reality revisited: Hospital Bed; a post about my admission to hospital after mum passed away.
- Reality Revisited: The Human Condition; a post about slowly beginning to heal after losing Mum.
- Reality Revisited: Who I Am Without You; a post detailing Katie’s complex grief that she still felt 6 months after losing Mum.
- Reality Revisited: In Sickness and In Health; a post on grief affecting my physical health, as well as my mental.
Something To Brighten Your Sunday:
This month we shared photos from a rainy day, and from our Halloween.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading The Grief Reality in October. It is a joy to have somewhere to talk so openly about grief, mental health and general ramblings.
Wishing you well for the month of November. We hope this month is kind to you.
Katie and Evee x