I understand your intentions in wanting to take away my pain. It’s hard to see someone you love hurting. It’s hard to acknowledge there’s nothing you can do.
What I need you to understand: (My)* pain has a purpose. It speaks to the love I hold for my child. In seeking to take it away, you take away my love as well. You take away me.
Please honor my pain and the underlying love by allowing it to exist in whatever time and form it needs.
*And please know, if you feel differently about your own pain, I honor that too. Individual feelings are always valid.