We found this beautiful writing and thought it expressed the essence of grief when you lose someone you love dearly. If you know the author, please let us know so we can credit these wise words.

Grief is a huge part of finding forgiveness. It’s sometimes 2 steps forward, 3 steps back, a continuous flow of accepting, denying, and eventually embracing the loss.

We honor your grief process.

You Don’t Just Lose Someone Once……
You lose them over and over,
sometimes many times a day.
When the loss, momentarily forgotten,
creeps up,
and attacks you from behind.
Fresh waves of grief as the realization hits home,
they are gone.

You don’t just lose someone once,
you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn,
and as you awaken,
so does your memory,
so does the jolting bolt of lightning that rips into your heart,
they are gone.

Losing someone is a journey,
not a one-off.
There is no end to the loss,
there is only a learned skill on how to stay afloat,
when it washes over.
Be kind to those who are sailing this stormy sea,
they have a journey ahead of them,
and a daily shock to the system each time they realize,
they are gone,

You don’t just lose someone once,
you lose them every day,
for a lifetime.
Author Unknown

Honoring your precious and vulnerable journey.
Love, Dr. Shawne

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