I think part of my university experience has been trying to find that for myself. To have a moment of deep pride in my accomplishments.
What is Secondary Loss?
Living in a new reality without our person confronts all kinds of feelings about who we are now, without them.
Sometimes I am deeply grateful that Mum has been protected from the fear and uncertainty we are facing. But other times, I am terrified and all I want is a cuddle from my mum, telling me it will all be okay.
At the moment, I am dealing with stress through art! It has been wonderful to explore an old hobby that I gave up when Mum passed away.
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I thought I saw you yesterday. Standing in the queue.
But then again, it can’t have been you.
Grief is unpredictable. And seemingly timeless.
I wish he was here. Such is the nature of grief.
Grief is not a one-size-fits-all experience. If you are grieving, be gentle with yourself. Know that everyone copes differently. And when you do fall apart, know it is normal. Make room for it.