In grief, you expect the same from the people surrounding you as before your grief. So when their actions or lack thereof, don’t fit with their previous actions, we’re sent spiraling, questioning, and wondering.
Even if someone once stood at the top of that diamond, as time goes on, they feel your loss less. It’s not living with them like it is with you. From afar it looks like life is hard on certain days, but that for the most part you’re healed.
As the one grieving, it’s hard to confront the disappointment and negative emotions you feel when those surrounding you aren’t as present in your grief.
So for me, this image is truly important. People don’t know what to do or say, and there isn’t really a right answer. However awareness and acknowledgment can mean so much to someone grieving. Taking note that while your life went on, parts of theirs never did.
This #MothersDay I’ve been sharing a lot more than previous holidays. I’ve been explaining the pain that’s not as openly acknowledged. It’s made the last few weeks even more emotional for me, but it felt like something that needed to be done and said.
I’ll be posting more this weekend, and watch out for my story takeover on #EverydayHealth . Tomorrow though, I’ll be taking my advice from my article (link in bio) and disconnecting for the most part of the day.
Happy father's day to the man of our life❤❤ thank you for all the sacrifices and for the unconditional love that you have given us. Me and bonnena loves you so much. As they say Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad/papa. And you are trully a one special papa.❤❤❤!! We ❤ u!! #happyfathersday#greatfather#missingyou
1010 hours ago
My other pride and joy! Happy (would be) 20th Nate! Really missing you little man!