There is Life after Loss
Grief and grieving is a deeply personal experience.
I am no stranger to loss, it seems that I have spent a large part of my life grieving for one reason or another. However, it was the sudden passing of my big sister, the cornerstone of my world, that ushered me into a deep intimacy and dare I say respect for death. Nothing has educated me more about the life than mourning. The conclusion of my sister’s physical life was devastatingly destructive for me. I had no warning, there wasn’t an indication that death was on our horizon, having to say goodbye to my sister so soon after burying mama, was something that I couldn’t begin to consider, yet it happened. Because I know the depths of grief and darkness that can come from losing a loved one, I am profoundly grateful for what I have, what I have had, and what I have yet to have; specifically those whom I love. As mush as losing a loved one can a crippling life experience, it doesn’t have to stop there, endings can lead to glorious gains. Whether it be losing a loved one, a job ending, a home being ruined, or loss in anyway: if you sit with it, stay open to it, and get the lesson that it brings, your life will open in amazing ways. Yes, it hurts to say goodbye to someone you love but if you don’t get stuck in the hurt, you will rise stronger, wiser, and even fulfilled, trust me on this. I am excited to share my stories of healing from grief, depression, and utter darkness with you. I can wholeheartedly assure you that there is life after loss.