I would love to know what you think, as I’m hoping to write a post giving all the advice I have collected over our various platforms!
It’s been a slow transition but I wish I could tell my counsellor that I finally stepped down from that tightrope where I couldn’t put a foot wrong. I wish I could tell her that actually “Katie does make mistakes” but I can handle them – it’s okay.
I am passionate about grief education because there was a time in my life where I sat down in a counsellor’s chair and said “what is grief?”
Your grief is seen and felt, even at the time of the Christmas spirit and when all is merry. You are seen. You are heard. Your loved one, nor you, is forgotten.
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.
I think this quote best describes grief as missing them doesn’t really cut it. It’s like half of you is missing and your heart aches for the missing half.