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. This glossy grief awareness sticker to explain the duality of both the pain and joy that can exist in life after the death of a loved one.
Life after loss isnt always about grief
People who haven’t dealt with tragedy are often made uncomfortable by any mention of the life that remains. It’s as if there is this irrevocable connection between my son’s death and his existence; as if these things are forever entwined instead of merely adjacent.
Sharing about my deceased child doesn’t mean that I’m stuck or broken or even that I am hurting. It simply means I am a parent.