The saying…. “Sharing is Caring” actually expresses the sentiments of my heart. So much care has been cultivated within me by others since the loss of my husband that it would be senseless for me not to pass it on to those who need the same.
When we experience loss, please understand this feeling is not mutual; it’s not a cookie cutter kind of situation. For someone to say, “Oh, you’ll get over it soon. You’ll be fine”, is an indication to me that their loss was not as significant or they’ve not navigated through their loss God’s way. And I’ve wandered how can one compare their loss to another’s. Well, you can’t or at least you shouldn’t.
I don’t know the emotional extent of another person’s loss, but I do care enough to listen with my ears, eyes and heart. Whether it’s been two weeks, six months or fourteen years since the death of your loved one, knowing someone genuinely cares make the journey less unbearable.
Believe it or not, sharing our loss experiences gives others that spark of hope and support they need. The validity of our grief need not be explained to anyone, but the transparency of it would be a blessing to those open to receive it.
You are not alone in this journey, my friend. Let’s heal together, one minute, one hour, one day, one month, one year at a time.