People who haven’t experienced deep grief often assume that when the bereaved start feeling joy again then they must be healed. This is far from true.
The truth is that life after the death of a loved one becomes a mixture of pain and joy, often at the same time—
—Joy because life still holds moments of it; and
—Pain because our loved one is not here to experience it with us.
Far from contradictory, these two emotions and many others form the backdrop of experience in life after the death of one you love. And it’s messy and beautiful, all at the same time.
Use this grief awareness printable to explain the duality of both the pain and joy that can exist in life after the death of a loved one.
These graphics are sized to print 5″ high x 7″ wide. You can print on a 5×7 notecard, on a full-size piece of cardstock and cut to size, or you can scale for larger prints. Place in a simple frame and snap a selfie or use in any other way you’d like to share one of the many truths about grief.
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Learn more about Sea Glass Parenting:
In life after loss, I hold pain and joy at the same time (shareable graphic)
In life after loss, I hold pain and joy at the same time (sticker)
Still vs. Always: Grieving; Dead; My Child’s Parent (5×7 printable)
Sharing about my deceased child simply means I am a parent (5×7 printable)