Grief rolls in like tidal waves, crashing against the backdrop of a normal day.
Suddenly, nothing feels normal.
Even when we know this decision is for the best, grief comes.
Grief comes at the most unexpected times,
in moments of joy
It rips away all semblance of bliss in a matter of seconds.
We grieve for what once was.
We grieve for what we thought was possible.
We grieve for the many memories that feel so distant and shallow now
That once felt anchored in our souls.
Make peace with it.
Just as the tide recedes, so will the grief.
But while it’s here, just be with it.
There is no place to hide
No use in running.
Grief will not go away
until we sit with it and allow it to wash over us.
Making space for grief is difficult
We have been taught to be always be happy
Put on our smiles and pretend that all is
A. O. K.
But it is not. Not right now.
Right now, nothing is OK.
The promises made all feel like lies.
The dreams we had are now bashed on the shore
Broken like ships battling the storms.
And hope is far too distant.
Grief can be a friend
Bringing insight into what we treasurer
And what matters
And what holds meaning.
For now, I’m making friends with grief.