My grandma passed away on Christmas just a few short days ago. Her passing has reminded me how each one of us grieves differently: some folks wail, some cry, some go silent, some get busy, some to work, some to bed, some fast, some overeat, and some of us do a little of each of these things or even something altogether different.
Grief is expressed differently for each of us and the way we grieve often changes over time. Grief is as unique and special as we are… and as the relationships we share.
The important thing is not how we grieve but that we allow ourselves to grieve… no matter what form our grief takes! As long as we are gentle and loving to ourselves during this special time, that is what is important.
We need time to grieve… time to reflect and to feel. Time to absorb the meaning that person has in our lives. To appreciate how their presence in our life holds special meaning. We need time to dwell in the love we share with our departed loved one. We need to allow ourself the sacred gift of grief.
This time of grief is a sacred time. Grief deserves a sacred space in our over-scheduled, highly-demanding lives. The time to grieve is a gift we must give ourselves to heal our hearts, integrate the imprints that our loved one’s souls have left on our hearts and in our lives as we carry on.
Grief is not something to fear but to embrace. It must have it’s time to provide for us it’s holy purpose. Grief is a sacred gift of healing and love.
❤️Ann ‘Not Just A Blonde’