“Strong” is a straw man.
“Strong” is how we describe someone with no humanity.
“Strong” is a word we use when someone is in pain and we want them to hurry up out of it and be okay. I will never be okay. I don’t want to be that resilient person who “bounces back” and “moves on,” as if loss were just another chapter in a long and happy life.
My loss is a permanent part of me. I will always grieve.
I am not “strong;” I am just a human being.
I am not strong. I don’t want to be.