In this lifetime, we are all destined to cope with grief – some people more than others to be fair.
As I write this article, I myself am experiencing grief as I watch my mother slowly pass, primarily of old age and dementia.
It’s been a constant goodbye over several months and my heart aches. I’m just not myself.
I have felt this feeling before, having lost precious loved ones in the past, including my father when I was just 8 years old.
That was by far a huge trauma for me since I was not able to fully understand the emotional aspect of death at the time and I had no knowledge of how to handle the event. Over time, I did grow to understand and find the strength to move on and find purpose once more.
Sadly, no matter how many times I have felt this pain, it does not lessen this pain – right here, right now.
Each situation is raw and new, albeit familiar.