Lessons From Grief

After a while
you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t always promises
and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and and your eyes ahead with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong and you really do have worth and you learn and you learn with every good-bye you learn.

How has your grief taught you lessons about life?  Please share your comments below.


2 Responses to Lessons From Grief

  • Velma,
    I can’t even image the gravity of your loss. I was with my husband about 13 years when he died and I know the pain of my own loss. Nothing will replace your beloved, but in tie and with continued support of family & friends you will continue to live life in a different way. – JoAnne

  • After 57 years of marriage to my first love i just can’t seam to get any thing going i raise a garden and do all.
    the things like mow do my flowers but for what. i am constantly wanting to tell him about my day this so hard,

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