This week was very hard for me. I had many tears and moments of sadness missing Leah. There are times that I feel carried along by big ocean waves. The waves are too powerful and strong to paddle against, so I have to let them carry me…bobbing up and down.
I had similar feelings when Leah was going through her illness and treatment last year. We couldn’t stop the stress, concern, activity and anxiety. We had to just go with it. Maybe that’s where the expression “go with the flow” came from. A person undergoing hardship or a trial must have come up with this phrase.
So, I need your help. What comforts you as you have been through the grief of losing someone you love? Would you share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment? I need new ideas.
Right now, it helps me to read quotes and poems about loss and to look at photos of Leah.
I like these words from the poem, “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me” by David M. Romano.
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I’m not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;…
It goes on….so beautiful.
This photo symbolizes her bravery. It was taken in the beginning of her long series of chemo treatments as she was just starting to lose her hair. A wonderful nurse Kathy at CDH bought her this cap. And a wonderful receptionist Maria came to our home to cut her hair into this cute bob. I love these two women for how they have blessed my daughter and our family.
Please share what has comforted you during your time of loss. It will help me. Thank you.