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The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those who are grieving. If you are grieving this holiday season, remember to prioritize your well-being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The holiday season hurts. Whether you are missing someone who should be part of the festivities, or you are missing someone who shared your love of quiet acknowledgment over raucous partying, this season will add some to your grief. But there are ways to make it gentler for yourself:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Please remember, whatever you choose to do (or not do) in this holiday season, staying true to yourself is important. To the best of your ability, seek out those places that companion your sadness, and avoid those places that ask you to pretend you are something other than you are. Life is too short for that. Make this season as much of a comfort to you as you can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those who are grieving. If you are grieving this holiday season, remember to prioritize your well-being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @refugeingrief is one of the best experts on grief I've read. Can't recommend her book on grieving "It's OK That You're Not OK" enough.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rePLANOLY  @refugeingrief⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The holiday season hurts. Whether you are missing someone who should be part of the festivities, or you are missing someone who shared your love of quiet acknowledgment over raucous partying, this season will add some to your grief. But there are ways to make it gentler for yourself:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please remember, whatever you choose to do (or not do) in this holiday season, staying true to yourself is important. To the best of your ability, seek out those places that companion your sadness, and avoid those places that ask you to pretend you are something other than you are. Life is too short for that. Make this season as much of a comfort to you as you can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May your holiday season (or non-holiday, depending) be as full of love and connection as it can be.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This comic was made possible thanks to my amazing Grief Revolution patrons. Their support is absolutely vital in making super duper education and awareness tools such as comics, videos, and animations happen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to be part of the Grief Revolution - get to see things like this comic before anyone else AND contribute creative ideas, participate in Q&As, and hang out in our private Facebook community? Join the revolution today at patreon.com/megandevine or follow the link in my profile.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How about you? How are you caring for yourself during this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #megandevine  #refugeingrief  #itsokthatyourenotok  #griefrevolution  #griefsupport  #lifeafterloss  #griefsucks  #griefquotes  #grieftips  #griefcomics  #holidays  #holidaygrief  #selfcare  #grief  #selfcompassion  #peace  #holidays  #holidaysurvivalguide  #counseling  #therapy  #Chicago 
Sometimes the only break we get from grief happens when we finally fall asleep 🖤 @aggrieved.simone  #aggrievedSimone #griefSupport #aggrieved #grief #loss #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #art #sketch #artist #depression #anxiety #coloring #artist #divorce #griefquotes
From grief to enlightened unity consciousness.

Such an honour to serve this good man on his journey.
From grief to enlightened unity consciousness. Such an honour to serve this good man on his journey.
Thanks, baby, for the delightful memories.
Thanks, baby, for the delightful memories.
Grief makes you ponder...
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+Am I doing the best I can to live my best life? •
+If that was me, would I be ok with what I’ve done with the last years of my life? •
+Could I have answered more of his calls? •
+Could I have done something to make him feel a little bit happier; added any soft of joy to his life? •
+Are there things I am depriving myself of because I think I’ll have more time? •
+Grief makes you ponder, but in all the pain and the hurt and the sadness, somehow those left behind become better after going through it. •
+A poisoned gift. Share more love today, time is not a guarantee •
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Grief makes you ponder... • +Am I doing the best I can to live my best life? • +If that was me, would I be ok with what I’ve done with the last years of my life? • +Could I have answered more of his calls? • +Could I have done something to make him feel a little bit happier; added any soft of joy to his life? • +Are there things I am depriving myself of because I think I’ll have more time? • +Grief makes you ponder, but in all the pain and the hurt and the sadness, somehow those left behind become better after going through it. • +A poisoned gift. Share more love today, time is not a guarantee • #cyqol  #igersdouala  #overthinker  #reader  #griefquotes  #totd  #30fine  #30AF  #service  #artist  #art  #handy  #beauty  #style  #work  #team237  #canadian  #fashion  #purpose  #dream  #bbi2018  [brendabicharr.com] #grief  #loss  #sadness  #pain  #losingsomeone  #rememberingsomeone  #mayhissoulrip  #hurt 
I am grateful for time and love shared with my Grandfather, Edward Norman; my stepdad, Virgil Scoggins; my dear, sweet friend Christa; my Uncle, Ricky Daniels; my animal friends, Sweetie, Tigger, @otisoninsta and others. And I lost them all this year.
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It has been a heartbreaking season filled with intense grief, and it does remind me ever so sharply how brief and precious life truly is.
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Let go of old grudges. Tear down the walls. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Say what needs to be said NOW. Chose love over fear. Delight in the moments you still have with those left living, never taking them for granted.
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And cherish the moments you shared with those who have ventured onward to the next grand adventure. ♥️
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I am grateful for time and love shared with my Grandfather, Edward Norman; my stepdad, Virgil Scoggins; my dear, sweet friend Christa; my Uncle, Ricky Daniels; my animal friends, Sweetie, Tigger, @otisoninsta and others. And I lost them all this year. ✨ It has been a heartbreaking season filled with intense grief, and it does remind me ever so sharply how brief and precious life truly is. ✨ Let go of old grudges. Tear down the walls. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Say what needs to be said NOW. Chose love over fear. Delight in the moments you still have with those left living, never taking them for granted. ✨ And cherish the moments you shared with those who have ventured onward to the next grand adventure. ♥️ ✨ image: @powerofpositivity
This holiday season seems harder than last year. And harder to keep it together. When all I really want to do is curl up in a ball and wish it to be over. But it’s not. And I’m surrounded by people and children celebrating this holiday season. 
You never know the battle someone next to you is fighting. My smile is simply so I can hold it together. Listening to others peoples stories and excitement is my burden to bear. And inside my mind I scream for our boy and what we had. 
His absence screams this holiday season and consumes me on the inside. 
It is what it is. This is grief in the holiday season. A season our boy loved more than anything.
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This holiday season seems harder than last year. And harder to keep it together. When all I really want to do is curl up in a ball and wish it to be over. But it’s not. And I’m surrounded by people and children celebrating this holiday season. You never know the battle someone next to you is fighting. My smile is simply so I can hold it together. Listening to others peoples stories and excitement is my burden to bear. And inside my mind I scream for our boy and what we had. His absence screams this holiday season and consumes me on the inside. It is what it is. This is grief in the holiday season. A season our boy loved more than anything. #dying  #death  #grievingmother  #grief  #grievingmom  #writing  #writer  #writingcommunity  #writersofinatagram  #griefinphotography  #griefandloss  #griefsupport  #griefjourney  #childloss  #loss  #lifeafterloss  #griefquotes  #holidays  #griefduringtheholidays 
Always "do what is right for your soul" as it pertains to grief... 💚
Always "do what is right for your soul" as it pertains to grief... 💚
It is very natural to feel you may never enjoy the Holidays again. They will certainly never be the same as they were.
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It is very natural to feel you may never enjoy the Holidays again. They will certainly never be the same as they were. . ⠀ . ⠀ 🕯♥️Create an Online Memorial for your lost loved one, share photos, videos and stories as a living memory. 🔗Active link to the website is in the profile description➡️@forevermissedmemorials . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #forevermissedmemorials  #forevermissed  #griefquotes  #talkaboutgrief  #griefshare  #motherlessdaughters  #mamagrief  #twinlesstwin  #griefsupport  #lifeafterloss  #holidaygrief  #christmaswithoutyou 
Christmas makes you more sad? Are you grieving and missing a loved one? Christmas stressing you out? Lonely because you aren’t part of a picture perfect family? Christmas isn’t fun because you’re poor, or too sick and frail? 
Christmas is not a time to be sad. Yes, it’s understandable, normal. I get it. However, try looking at Christmas as the solution, not the problem. Because of what Jesus did, all of our problems will be solved! 
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Christmas makes you more sad? Are you grieving and missing a loved one? Christmas stressing you out? Lonely because you aren’t part of a picture perfect family? Christmas isn’t fun because you’re poor, or too sick and frail? Christmas is not a time to be sad. Yes, it’s understandable, normal. I get it. However, try looking at Christmas as the solution, not the problem. Because of what Jesus did, all of our problems will be solved! Read my full new blog here: http://findpeacedrmonte.com/merry-christmas/ Free 20 minute Counseling session with me! GO TO Findpeacedrmonte.com (clickable link on my profile page) Spiritual Coaching also available Come join my Facebook support Group - “Peace in the Storm, A Christian Psychology Support Group” YouTube: “drmonte” #drmonte  #hope  #depression  #psychology  #christianpsychology  #suicide  #suicideprevention  #mindfulness  #nameste  #lifesucks  #lovesucks  #sad  #happiness  #jesuslovesyou  #godlovesyou  #peace  #peaceinthestorm  #counseling  #therapy  #psychotherapy  #onlinecounseling  #onlinetherapy  #holidayblues  #griefatchristmas  #griefquotes  #christmasdepression 
💔😥🌲 The highest rate of suicide is during the holidays. So many people grieve silently because they don’t know how to manage their emotions.
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There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is a personal process.
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Read the blog for 3️⃣ Ways to support someone that’s #Grieving during the #Holidays 💔😥🌲
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💔😥🌲 The highest rate of suicide is during the holidays. So many people grieve silently because they don’t know how to manage their emotions. . . There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is a personal process. . . Read the blog for 3️⃣ Ways to support someone that’s #Grieving  during the #Holidays  💔😥🌲 #BreeSaidIt 
Start each day with a thankful heart 💖 - Day 49/90
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Christmas. Festive season. New Years. A new year approaching. Closure from the year that has been had. A fresh, new beginning. Leaving 2018 and all that came with it behind (to be cont.)
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...But we must first get through Christmas. Which seems a whole month leading up to the one day
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It can bring up many emotions. For me...it’s [GRIEF]. It’s been weighing heavy on my shoulders, in my heart, my mind, in my stomach. I’ve felt so defeated. This is the first year celebrating Christmas separated from my husband - grieving all that I ever dreamed for us and our family
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Putting the tree up as a single mum, not being in our family home to celebrate - houses going to auction this weekend, planning who will have the kids at what times/days for Christmas; not spending the entirety of this special time with my kids breaks me. Not being in Japan for a white Christmas snowboarding...that sense of being alone or lonely, even with family & friends surrounding me
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We all have lost something or someone that we loved and this time of year can make it so much harder to deal
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Allow yourself to feel, acknowledge the grief - it’ll came in waves and you have limited control at when the waves may come, but don’t linger there too long - grief is a passage. Not a place to stay
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I’m keeping busy with self-care & self-restoring practices; getting lots of rest to restore my soul, mind, heart & body...we underestimate how restorative sleep can be for us as a whole
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Light & love to all those grieving 🙏💕
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🎧 Finest Hour - Cash Cash (feat. Abir) Acoustic Version 🌈 EO: Hope, Forgiveness, Joy, Abundance, Believe, Stress Away & Christmas Spirit
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Start each day with a thankful heart 💖 - Day 49/90 . Today I’m thankful for [LEFT BLANK INTENTIONALLY] . Christmas. Festive season. New Years. A new year approaching. Closure from the year that has been had. A fresh, new beginning. Leaving 2018 and all that came with it behind (to be cont.) . ...But we must first get through Christmas. Which seems a whole month leading up to the one day . It can bring up many emotions. For me...it’s [GRIEF]. It’s been weighing heavy on my shoulders, in my heart, my mind, in my stomach. I’ve felt so defeated. This is the first year celebrating Christmas separated from my husband - grieving all that I ever dreamed for us and our family . Putting the tree up as a single mum, not being in our family home to celebrate - houses going to auction this weekend, planning who will have the kids at what times/days for Christmas; not spending the entirety of this special time with my kids breaks me. Not being in Japan for a white Christmas snowboarding...that sense of being alone or lonely, even with family & friends surrounding me . We all have lost something or someone that we loved and this time of year can make it so much harder to deal . Allow yourself to feel, acknowledge the grief - it’ll came in waves and you have limited control at when the waves may come, but don’t linger there too long - grief is a passage. Not a place to stay . I’m keeping busy with self-care & self-restoring practices; getting lots of rest to restore my soul, mind, heart & body...we underestimate how restorative sleep can be for us as a whole . Light & love to all those grieving 🙏💕 . 🎧 Finest Hour - Cash Cash (feat. Abir) Acoustic Version 🌈 EO: Hope, Forgiveness, Joy, Abundance, Believe, Stress Away & Christmas Spirit . #thankfulheartproject  #griefquotes  #grief  #griefsupport  #griefandloss  #griefjourney  #divorce  #singleparent  #singlemum  #singlemom  #mentalhealth  #selfawareness  #selfcare 
Grief continues to hit me in ways I could never imagine.  How could I?  I’ve never been here before.  I can’t know what’s coming.  All I have control over is how I allow myself to go through it.  Whatever is coming my way is coming, whether I like it or not.  That’s how life works.  It’s not about figuring it out; it’s about letting it out. 💫
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Grief continues to hit me in ways I could never imagine. How could I? I’ve never been here before. I can’t know what’s coming. All I have control over is how I allow myself to go through it. Whatever is coming my way is coming, whether I like it or not. That’s how life works. It’s not about figuring it out; it’s about letting it out. 💫 . . . . #grief  #lifeafterloss  #letitout  #griefjourney  #spiritualjourney  #griefquotes  #healingjourney  #griefsupport  #keepgoing  #growthroughwhatyougothrough  #oneamazedlife  #myjourney  #gratitudemoment  #thankfuleveryday  #miracleworker  #howlifeworks  #acceptance  #movingforward 
My fellow poet @asianjoyce posted this almost immediately after my birthday message to my son @tonymessina1 went up. Was too perfect not to repost. She captures the hearts longing in such a beautiful way.  Thank you Joyce for saying what I could not. .
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My fellow poet @asianjoyce posted this almost immediately after my birthday message to my son @tonymessina1 went up. Was too perfect not to repost. She captures the hearts longing in such a beautiful way. Thank you Joyce for saying what I could not. . . . . #writersofinstagram  #poetsofinstagram  #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #repost  #love  #longing  #writer  #poet  #thoughtfvl  #writerslife  #griefquotes  #grief  #mom  #heaven  #mysonlivesinheaven  #quotesofinstagram  #quotes  #quotesdaily 
I know it feels impossible to meet the expectations and demands of life at a time when your heart is laid waste. I know. Don’t let anyone rush you through your pain. There’s a balance of grief and healing, of joy and brokenness, and you have to move through both, to make your rough edges smooth again.  You have to wade through the thick waters to heal your broken pieces, and it will happen- gradually, steadily, sometimes with setbacks, but you’ll slowly mend. 💕

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I know it feels impossible to meet the expectations and demands of life at a time when your heart is laid waste. I know. Don’t let anyone rush you through your pain. There’s a balance of grief and healing, of joy and brokenness, and you have to move through both, to make your rough edges smooth again. You have to wade through the thick waters to heal your broken pieces, and it will happen- gradually, steadily, sometimes with setbacks, but you’ll slowly mend. 💕 Image via @emisforyou #scribblesandcrumbs  #grief  #griefquotes  #healing  #loss 
Sometimes I hate everyone. 😭😢😟 #sorrynotsorry #Griefsucks #sosad
Grief is never an easy emotion to handle. It’s messy and unpredictable. It’s terrifying and beautiful. It’s a complicated mess, but one that has to be felt out with time. #griefquotes #griefquotes #losingalovedone #neverbethesame #staystrong #remember #griefisnotaweakness #elisabethkublerross #davidkessler #elisabethkublerrossquote
Grief Support Tip: Trust Your Friend
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Even when you mean well, trying to fix grief is always going to turn out badly. This may be hard to hear, but if you truly want to be helpful and supportive, you need to stop thinking that grief is a problem to be solved.
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When a bone is broken it needs a supportive cast around it to help it heal. It needs external support so it can go about the intricate, complex, difficult process of growing itself back together. •
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Your task is to be part of that cast for your broken friend. Not to do the actual mending. Not to offer pep talks to the broken places about how they're going to be great again. Not to offer suggestions about how the bone might go about becoming whole. Your task is to simply--be there. Wrap yourself around what is broken. •
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Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to bear witness to something beautiful and terrible--and to resist the very human urge to fix it or make it right. And that's hard.
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Remember that all those things you love about the person, all those things you admire, will help them as they move through this experience. Remind them that you're there, and that they can always lean on you when the load of grief gets too heavy to carry alone. Let them be a right awful mess, without feeling they need to show you a brave, courageous face.
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It seems counterintuitive, but the way to truly be helpful to someone in pain is to let them have their pain. Let them share the reality of how much this hurts, how hard this is, without jumping in to clean it up, make it smaller, or make it go away.
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Be willing to stand beside the gaping hole that has opened in your friend's life, without flinching or turning away. Be willing to not have any answers. Listen. Be there. Be present. Be a friend. Be love. Love is the thing that lasts.
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Grief Support Tip: Trust Your Friend Grieving people expend a lot of energy defending their grief instead of feeling supported in their experience of it. • • Even when you mean well, trying to fix grief is always going to turn out badly. This may be hard to hear, but if you truly want to be helpful and supportive, you need to stop thinking that grief is a problem to be solved. • • When a bone is broken it needs a supportive cast around it to help it heal. It needs external support so it can go about the intricate, complex, difficult process of growing itself back together. • • Your task is to be part of that cast for your broken friend. Not to do the actual mending. Not to offer pep talks to the broken places about how they're going to be great again. Not to offer suggestions about how the bone might go about becoming whole. Your task is to simply--be there. Wrap yourself around what is broken. • • Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to bear witness to something beautiful and terrible--and to resist the very human urge to fix it or make it right. And that's hard. • • Remember that all those things you love about the person, all those things you admire, will help them as they move through this experience. Remind them that you're there, and that they can always lean on you when the load of grief gets too heavy to carry alone. Let them be a right awful mess, without feeling they need to show you a brave, courageous face. • • It seems counterintuitive, but the way to truly be helpful to someone in pain is to let them have their pain. Let them share the reality of how much this hurts, how hard this is, without jumping in to clean it up, make it smaller, or make it go away. • • Be willing to stand beside the gaping hole that has opened in your friend's life, without flinching or turning away. Be willing to not have any answers. Listen. Be there. Be present. Be a friend. Be love. Love is the thing that lasts. • • #megandevine  #refugeingrief  #itsokthatyourenotok  #griefrevolution  #griefsupport  #lifeafterloss  #griefsucks  #griefquotes  #grieftips  #listendontfix 
Heard some sad news about a friend losing someone close and wanted to share this quote I love. This is something I try to do everyday and the reason I try to be a better person in memory of my wonderfully kind beautiful daughter. I hope this quote gives some comfort.
#grief #sadness #memories #legacy #hardtimes #violet #loss #lossquotes #griefquotes #lovelastsforever #familylove
What To Say to a Griever: Grief is about a broken heart. How could you even begin to understand how they feel? By saying this statement, you are letting them know you respect how sad and difficult their grief must be for them.⠀
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What To Say to a Griever: Grief is about a broken heart. How could you even begin to understand how they feel? By saying this statement, you are letting them know you respect how sad and difficult their grief must be for them.⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #griefreiki  #griefquotes  #whattosay  #grief  #loss  #griefjourney  #sorrow  #sad  #griefsupport  #brokenheart  #heartbreak  #broken  #griefrecovery  #missingyou  #healingafterloss  #loveyouforever  #memories  #remember  #neverforget  #griefandloss  #mourning  #bereaved  #grieving 
I’m so grateful to Brock University @brockuniversity for writing such a beautiful article on my research and loss. The video at the end made me cry 😢 ...nothing wrong with that this holiday season. You can find a link to the article in my bio. #griefdreams #brockuniversity #brocku #psychology #phdgraduate #phd #brockpsyc @brockpsychology #griefovertheholidays #holidaygrief #holidaygrieving #dreams #dreaming #dream #dreamingofyou #holidaydreaming #holidaydreams #christmasdreams #christmasdreaming #christmasgrief #fatherloss #fatherlove #psychologyresearch #griefdreamspodcast #dreamer #griefandloss #griefsupport #griefquotes #griefjourney #griefawareness
I’m so grateful to Brock University @brockuniversity for writing such a beautiful article on my research and loss. The video at the end made me cry 😢 ...nothing wrong with that this holiday season. You can find a link to the article in my bio. #griefdreams  #brockuniversity  #brocku  #psychology  #phdgraduate  #phd  #brockpsyc  @brockpsychology #griefovertheholidays  #holidaygrief  #holidaygrieving  #dreams  #dreaming  #dream  #dreamingofyou  #holidaydreaming  #holidaydreams  #christmasdreams  #christmasdreaming  #christmasgrief  #fatherloss  #fatherlove  #psychologyresearch  #griefdreamspodcast  #dreamer  #griefandloss  #griefsupport  #griefquotes  #griefjourney  #griefawareness 
The truth is, when my mother died, a part of me died with her. No one ever tells you that can happen. I don’t know how to explain it, but if you have ever lost your mother, you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. I loved my father more than anything and I didn’t know how I would go on without him. But it was very different, losing my mother. She was the glue that kept our family together. After she died, we felt disjointed, even though we were a close-knit family. We tried to keep the family traditions going but we were broken, unsure of how to pull together again. 
These days, we are finally finding our footing with life without our matriarch being physically with us. We speak about my mother and father as if they are sitting with us. We keep their memories alive. The grand kids know their names and about their lives. At times, there is a sadness that falls over us, knowing that life can and will go on without the people we love, and sometimes it feels like the weight of that reality is impossible to bear. But we go on. We have to. 
I sometimes think that people who haven’t lost a mother will never understand that it’s not something that you “get over” one day, that the waves of emotions will come and go for the rest of your life. You never know what will spark a memory. Whether you’ve lost a parent, a child, a friend, or someone else you love, a loss is a loss, and we’re all just doing the best we can. We are all survivors, finding our way and making new Christmas traditions. The most important thing to remember is that we are doing them together.

To every motherless child at Christmas, know that you are not alone. You are entitled to your feelings. It’s okay if you are sad and want to cry, even if the world tells you it’s the most joyous time of year and your attitude is unwelcome. It doesn’t make you the Grinch to shed a tear this Christmas for what you’ve survived.
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#parentlesschild #parentless #griefandloss #grief #griefquotes #griefsucks #griefjourney #griefsupport #death #deathquotes #deaddadsclub #deadmomsclub #deadmomsquad #motherlessmothers #motherlessmother #motherless #motherlessdaughters #fatherlessdaughters #christmasinheaven
The truth is, when my mother died, a part of me died with her. No one ever tells you that can happen. I don’t know how to explain it, but if you have ever lost your mother, you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. I loved my father more than anything and I didn’t know how I would go on without him. But it was very different, losing my mother. She was the glue that kept our family together. After she died, we felt disjointed, even though we were a close-knit family. We tried to keep the family traditions going but we were broken, unsure of how to pull together again. These days, we are finally finding our footing with life without our matriarch being physically with us. We speak about my mother and father as if they are sitting with us. We keep their memories alive. The grand kids know their names and about their lives. At times, there is a sadness that falls over us, knowing that life can and will go on without the people we love, and sometimes it feels like the weight of that reality is impossible to bear. But we go on. We have to. I sometimes think that people who haven’t lost a mother will never understand that it’s not something that you “get over” one day, that the waves of emotions will come and go for the rest of your life. You never know what will spark a memory. Whether you’ve lost a parent, a child, a friend, or someone else you love, a loss is a loss, and we’re all just doing the best we can. We are all survivors, finding our way and making new Christmas traditions. The most important thing to remember is that we are doing them together. To every motherless child at Christmas, know that you are not alone. You are entitled to your feelings. It’s okay if you are sad and want to cry, even if the world tells you it’s the most joyous time of year and your attitude is unwelcome. It doesn’t make you the Grinch to shed a tear this Christmas for what you’ve survived. . . #parentlesschild  #parentless  #griefandloss  #grief  #griefquotes  #griefsucks  #griefjourney  #griefsupport  #death  #deathquotes  #deaddadsclub  #deadmomsclub  #deadmomsquad  #motherlessmothers  #motherlessmother  #motherless  #motherlessdaughters  #fatherlessdaughters  #christmasinheaven 
I truly believe he doesn't make mistakes.  I believe that God knows that we need our babies as much as they needed us, even if only for a short time. 
Remember that.  Even when it hurts, remember that. 💕
I truly believe he doesn't make mistakes. I believe that God knows that we need our babies as much as they needed us, even if only for a short time. Remember that. Even when it hurts, remember that. 💕
He don't feel the way she feel for him. But still he is with her now, making her feelings stronger and herself weaker.
Last time when they were together was exactly the same time as that of now. The only difference was that she was new to it. Her heart was very raw and feelings were very pure for him. They ended up breaking and she with the huge void and with some beliefs which are very hard to change. She turned to a complete mess filled with grief. After sometime with that void and beliefs she moved. He was still in her mind but she became focused with a lot of lessons. 
Now, after all this time again he is back but not with the same relation. His existence in her daily talk list is enough to make her feel good. 
She knows that maybe this is all temporary, all his love, protection and care is temporary. Maybe life is testing her by creating same circumstances and consequences of this test depends upon her action. 
#writingprompts #writing #story #love #lessonslearnedinlife #learning #pain #griefquotes #wordpress #wordporn #english #stories #love #girlz #relationships #complicated #life
He don't feel the way she feel for him. But still he is with her now, making her feelings stronger and herself weaker. Last time when they were together was exactly the same time as that of now. The only difference was that she was new to it. Her heart was very raw and feelings were very pure for him. They ended up breaking and she with the huge void and with some beliefs which are very hard to change. She turned to a complete mess filled with grief. After sometime with that void and beliefs she moved. He was still in her mind but she became focused with a lot of lessons. Now, after all this time again he is back but not with the same relation. His existence in her daily talk list is enough to make her feel good. She knows that maybe this is all temporary, all his love, protection and care is temporary. Maybe life is testing her by creating same circumstances and consequences of this test depends upon her action. #writingprompts  #writing  #story  #love  #lessonslearnedinlife  #learning  #pain  #griefquotes  #wordpress  #wordporn  #english  #stories  #love  #girlz  #relationships  #complicated  #life 
There is no right or wrong way to handle the Holidays in grief.
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🕯♥Create an Online Memorial for your lost loved one, share photos, videos and stories as a living memory. 🔗Active link to the website is in the profile description➡@forevermissedmemorials
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There is no right or wrong way to handle the Holidays in grief. . 🕯♥Create an Online Memorial for your lost loved one, share photos, videos and stories as a living memory. 🔗Active link to the website is in the profile description➡@forevermissedmemorials . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #forevermissedmemorials  #forevermissed  #griefquotes  #talkaboutgrief  #griefshare  #motherlessdaughter  #widowhood  #widowlife  #griefsupport  #lifeafterloss  #holidaygrief  #christmaswithoutyou 
I used to wonder what i would say to my Dad if he was still here with me. But as my grief has softened over the past few months, i’ve realised, in a strange way, he is here with me. Because those we love never really leave us — they are in the storms and the seas and the ocean breeze and the ground beneath us and the air we breathe.
Two years ago today he passed away, passed on, passed through, and the grief is different now — less sharp, more distilled. It’s moments of intense sadness enveloped in gentle peacefulness — an awareness that the heart’s enormous capacity for pain is matched with an equal capacity for love.
Because i’ve found that death is a strange invitation to wake up to life. An invitation to love fully all that we have and all that we are in this moment.
And if we welcome each layer of grief, each shade of sadness, it will transform us — we will be broken apart and reassembled with a heart that is stronger, softer, more open, less afraid. 
If we allow it to, deep loss can be a path to deep love. Because there’s a strange intimacy between loss and love, between grief and aliveness. Grief reminds us of this fragile gift we have been given. It wakes us up to the beauty of simply being alive in this moment. It gives us the courage to fully and fiercely live these precious breaths we call life.
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I used to wonder what i would say to my Dad if he was still here with me. But as my grief has softened over the past few months, i’ve realised, in a strange way, he is here with me. Because those we love never really leave us — they are in the storms and the seas and the ocean breeze and the ground beneath us and the air we breathe. Two years ago today he passed away, passed on, passed through, and the grief is different now — less sharp, more distilled. It’s moments of intense sadness enveloped in gentle peacefulness — an awareness that the heart’s enormous capacity for pain is matched with an equal capacity for love. Because i’ve found that death is a strange invitation to wake up to life. An invitation to love fully all that we have and all that we are in this moment. And if we welcome each layer of grief, each shade of sadness, it will transform us — we will be broken apart and reassembled with a heart that is stronger, softer, more open, less afraid. If we allow it to, deep loss can be a path to deep love. Because there’s a strange intimacy between loss and love, between grief and aliveness. Grief reminds us of this fragile gift we have been given. It wakes us up to the beauty of simply being alive in this moment. It gives us the courage to fully and fiercely live these precious breaths we call life. ॐ
It is ok to mourn a loss. Embrace it and yourself. There is a way through it.
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Dr. Miriam Adahan spoke today in her free introduction about the stages of grief and will be continuing this master class in her 7 part series! Are you interested in gaining the tools to process greif? Check out the link in our bio for information on the course and email us for the link to the free introduction. Wishing everyone health and healing❤️ #hdyworkshop #miriamadahan #empoweryourself #griefquotes
It is ok to mourn a loss. Embrace it and yourself. There is a way through it. * Dr. Miriam Adahan spoke today in her free introduction about the stages of grief and will be continuing this master class in her 7 part series! Are you interested in gaining the tools to process greif? Check out the link in our bio for information on the course and email us for the link to the free introduction. Wishing everyone health and healing❤️ #hdyworkshop  #miriamadahan  #empoweryourself  #griefquotes 
One of the most relatable quotes I’ve ever come across. Sums up grief perfectly ❤️ #griefquotes #grief #loveandlife #death #love
“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o’er wrought Heart and bids it break.” #motivationalmonday #griefquotes #griefsupport
Who tf called it #birthcontrol not Sonblock? lol #sunblock... #emotionalbaggage #grief #briefcase, #clinicaltrial, #griefquotes:
When it comes time to express condolences, it’s easy to become tongue-tied.  The best thing to do is to encourage people to go through all the feelings. Tell them it’s OK to be sad while their mind processes the loss. Encourage them to take time, reflect, and truly grieve. We all have to go through grief to get back to a healthy state again. It’s unavoidable.  The greatest gift you can give is to listen and take action, even if that’s being a shoulder to cry on.
When it comes time to express condolences, it’s easy to become tongue-tied. The best thing to do is to encourage people to go through all the feelings. Tell them it’s OK to be sad while their mind processes the loss. Encourage them to take time, reflect, and truly grieve. We all have to go through grief to get back to a healthy state again. It’s unavoidable. The greatest gift you can give is to listen and take action, even if that’s being a shoulder to cry on.
Indeed my prayers go out to people that are grieving the loss of their love ones. I love you and I am sorry for your loss. #griefquotes #grief #kindnessquotes #lifecoachforwomen
It’s Monday morning, which means our newest episode is up and ready for our listeners. Today, Sam joins Matt and Trish again as we all discuss facing special events, birthdays, and the holidays without our husband/father, and our reflections on the past year. .
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Grab a cup of Joe, get cozy, and listen to our latest episode! (Link in bio)
It’s Monday morning, which means our newest episode is up and ready for our listeners. Today, Sam joins Matt and Trish again as we all discuss facing special events, birthdays, and the holidays without our husband/father, and our reflections on the past year. . . Grab a cup of Joe, get cozy, and listen to our latest episode! (Link in bio)
Choosing your hard is hard. 
Making time to be healthy is hard. 
The act of exercise is hard. 
The decision of veggie over sugar is hard.
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But being sick is hard too. 
Way harder if you ask me. 
Especially when it comes to your children and you work in the medical field......However you’re completely powerless to save your child’s life.🙏🏼
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Knowing that you DO have the power & will to prevent some of the illnesses you may face is hard. 
Luckily, it’s possible and it’s completely up to YOU.
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Exercise is something that has a gradual impact on health. 
Over time, it becomes noticeable. 
Not overnight. 
People don’t really get in to health and exercise because they HAVE the time, they get into it because they WANT the extra time.
Time & Health are two of our most precious gifts!!!💚
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I challenge you to get up and move. 
Each day strengthen yourself just a little more. Focus on your health and tell yourself that each step matters. .
No matter how slow you go, just go. 
And y’all know that I’ve been at this coaching thing for over 4 years——don’t hesitate to reach out and finally go for it. #passionwithpurpose 😘💚#newyearnewgoals #nomoreresolutions #hopeenergylife #jaxonswarriors 
Huge shoutout to my friend @jillithan for these gorgeous keychains!!!💖
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Choosing your hard is hard. Making time to be healthy is hard. The act of exercise is hard. The decision of veggie over sugar is hard. ..................... But being sick is hard too. Way harder if you ask me. Especially when it comes to your children and you work in the medical field......However you’re completely powerless to save your child’s life.🙏🏼 ................... Knowing that you DO have the power & will to prevent some of the illnesses you may face is hard. Luckily, it’s possible and it’s completely up to YOU. ............. Exercise is something that has a gradual impact on health. Over time, it becomes noticeable. Not overnight. People don’t really get in to health and exercise because they HAVE the time, they get into it because they WANT the extra time. Time & Health are two of our most precious gifts!!!💚 . I challenge you to get up and move. Each day strengthen yourself just a little more. Focus on your health and tell yourself that each step matters. . No matter how slow you go, just go. And y’all know that I’ve been at this coaching thing for over 4 years——don’t hesitate to reach out and finally go for it. #passionwithpurpose  😘💚#newyearnewgoals  #nomoreresolutions  #hopeenergylife  #jaxonswarriors  Huge shoutout to my friend @jillithan for these gorgeous keychains!!!💖 . . . . . . . . #mommystyle  #girlstopapologizing  #healingafterloss  #healthishappiness  #indyblogger  #mitochondrialdisease  #weneedacure  #mommyof3  #csectionmama  #childloss  #griefsupport  #griefquotes  #farmhousechristmas  #lifeisshortenjoyit  #healthisagift  #warriormom  #faithoverfear 
I’m going through the motions, but, I have such sadness built up inside me. I know my dad is out of pain now, but I miss him. I love him so much. I have so much to tell him. Sometimes I say to myself, I have to tell Herbie this...forgetting he’s no longer with us. Then, I remember. I can’t forget Bailey. She was my love, my companion cat. Two hard losses in one weekend. I miss my baby girl. It’s not fair she got so sick, in such a brief time. I kiss her urn everyday and tell her how much I love her. Two pieces of our hearts are missing with the glue of Ava Rose from keeping it from falling apart. #griefquotes #griefsupport #griefandloss #griefsucks
I’m going through the motions, but, I have such sadness built up inside me. I know my dad is out of pain now, but I miss him. I love him so much. I have so much to tell him. Sometimes I say to myself, I have to tell Herbie this...forgetting he’s no longer with us. Then, I remember. I can’t forget Bailey. She was my love, my companion cat. Two hard losses in one weekend. I miss my baby girl. It’s not fair she got so sick, in such a brief time. I kiss her urn everyday and tell her how much I love her. Two pieces of our hearts are missing with the glue of Ava Rose from keeping it from falling apart. #griefquotes  #griefsupport  #griefandloss  #griefsucks 
It’s tempting to pretend I can “ignore” the season (not facing reality seems like so much more fun than my reality!), but with one as pervasive as this, it always catches up to me eventually. Sometimes I find that by creating the space to feel what I “expect” to feel before the event itself, I can often deal with the anxiety and emotion. That way, when that day comes (be it an anniversary, a family holiday), the energy is already spent and I have some space to simply enjoy it, however it is I choose to spend it this year. But this cheat sheet by @refugeingrief helps, too. #adayinthelifewithgrief
It’s tempting to pretend I can “ignore” the season (not facing reality seems like so much more fun than my reality!), but with one as pervasive as this, it always catches up to me eventually. Sometimes I find that by creating the space to feel what I “expect” to feel before the event itself, I can often deal with the anxiety and emotion. That way, when that day comes (be it an anniversary, a family holiday), the energy is already spent and I have some space to simply enjoy it, however it is I choose to spend it this year. But this cheat sheet by @refugeingrief helps, too. #adayinthelifewithgrief 
In this episode we talk with Joe @ultimogifts about his father’s illness and death, being a father himself, his company Ultimo Gifts 🎁, and 2 grief dreams of his father. #griefdreamspodcast #joeagostinelli #ultimogifts #grief #loss #bereavement #griefandloss #fatherloss #dadloss #leukemia #leukemiaawareness #dreams #dream #dreaming #dreamingofyou #fatherlove #dadlove #letter #heartfeltgifts #bestgiftever #podcast #griefdreams #griefsupport #griefquotes #griefjourney #griefshare #podcastersofinstagram #death #dying #deathpositive
In this episode we talk with Joe @ultimogifts about his father’s illness and death, being a father himself, his company Ultimo Gifts 🎁, and 2 grief dreams of his father. #griefdreamspodcast  #joeagostinelli  #ultimogifts  #grief  #loss  #bereavement  #griefandloss  #fatherloss  #dadloss  #leukemia  #leukemiaawareness  #dreams  #dream  #dreaming  #dreamingofyou  #fatherlove  #dadlove  #letter  #heartfeltgifts  #bestgiftever  #podcast  #griefdreams  #griefsupport  #griefquotes  #griefjourney  #griefshare  #podcastersofinstagram  #death  #dying  #deathpositive 
After my dad passed, I’d write in my #journal like daily. It was my outlet.⠀
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Whenever I meet my dad again, he’ll be excited about all the things I’ve done and achieved in life, even the stuff he wasn’t here for. I think if we meet again and I’ve never left the house... he’d be asking why I wasted what time I did have l left? So... the worst thing we can do is nothing, to stop living when our loved ones stop living. ⠀
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Just some Monday thoughts before I take off to #Buffalo 🤷🏻‍♀️ #griefawareness #griefquotes #grief #quotesdaily #quotes #life #sepsisawareness #sepsis #missyoudad #griefawareness #faith #mentalhealthawareness #getout #dosomething #depression #itsokaytonotbeokay #itsokaytobeokay #itscomplicated #lifequotes #travel
After my dad passed, I’d write in my #journal  like daily. It was my outlet.⠀ ⠀ When I read back those entries... I see how many days I did #nothing  like not ever leave the house #nothing  ⠀ ⠀ “Dad, another day I didn’t leave the house”⠀ ⠀ Sometimes it felt good though, to just be alone. Some days it felt really bad, to just be alone.⠀ ⠀ I think looking back though, doing nothing was the worst. I think it’s important to allow time to self reflect and mourn... but I also think my dad wouldn’t want me wasting my life and time not leaving the house again. ⠀ ⠀ I think our loved ones really do want us to enjoy life again. Even if it feels weird “enjoying” a life in which they’re no longer a part of.⠀ ⠀ Whenever I meet my dad again, he’ll be excited about all the things I’ve done and achieved in life, even the stuff he wasn’t here for. I think if we meet again and I’ve never left the house... he’d be asking why I wasted what time I did have l left? So... the worst thing we can do is nothing, to stop living when our loved ones stop living. ⠀ ⠀ Just some Monday thoughts before I take off to #Buffalo  🤷🏻‍♀️ #griefawareness  #griefquotes  #grief  #quotesdaily  #quotes  #life  #sepsisawareness  #sepsis  #missyoudad  #griefawareness  #faith  #mentalhealthawareness  #getout  #dosomething  #depression  #itsokaytonotbeokay  #itsokaytobeokay  #itscomplicated  #lifequotes  #travel 
In grief we must remember the good times! The long conversations, the lessons we learnt, the smiles & hugs we exchanged, the food we shared...the unique moments in your big garden with exotic trees, strawberries and mint. •
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#memories #beautifulmoments #Netherlands #Groningen #griefquotes #Hanze #flatlaygoals #minimalism #souvenirs #memorabilia #tulips #globalcitizen #instatravel #hewillbemissed #love #blessed #iwantedmoretime #inspiration #actmorethinkless #reachoutandtouchfaith
In grief we must remember the good times! The long conversations, the lessons we learnt, the smiles & hugs we exchanged, the food we shared...the unique moments in your big garden with exotic trees, strawberries and mint. • • • • #memories  #beautifulmoments  #Netherlands  #Groningen  #griefquotes  #Hanze  #flatlaygoals  #minimalism  #souvenirs  #memorabilia  #tulips  #globalcitizen  #instatravel  #hewillbemissed  #love  #blessed  #iwantedmoretime  #inspiration  #actmorethinkless  #reachoutandtouchfaith 
Oh my Monday comes so quickly. You know the first thought that comes to my mind each day when I wake up- what would Chloe be doing. 
As I look at my to-do list, all my tasks in Trello and my appointments scheduled this week, I get a bit of overwhelm! Yet I remember to live, to actively love. And I wish I could tell you that while my parents were alive I was actively loving but instead I was consumed with how the presents were wrapped and how much I could get done and while baking I griped and complained. Today I so wish I had a gift to wrap for my mom and to sit and bake with her - there isn’t a price I wouldn’t pay to have that moment with her, with my dad and of course Chloe.
I don’t share this to upset or to garner sympathy! I share this to hopefully wake you up. Go live, go love and appreciate what you have! 
Be sure to put that above any task and to-do list! We aren’t given do overs! Sending you all my love and grace!!
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Oh my Monday comes so quickly. You know the first thought that comes to my mind each day when I wake up- what would Chloe be doing. As I look at my to-do list, all my tasks in Trello and my appointments scheduled this week, I get a bit of overwhelm! Yet I remember to live, to actively love. And I wish I could tell you that while my parents were alive I was actively loving but instead I was consumed with how the presents were wrapped and how much I could get done and while baking I griped and complained. Today I so wish I had a gift to wrap for my mom and to sit and bake with her - there isn’t a price I wouldn’t pay to have that moment with her, with my dad and of course Chloe. I don’t share this to upset or to garner sympathy! I share this to hopefully wake you up. Go live, go love and appreciate what you have! Be sure to put that above any task and to-do list! We aren’t given do overs! Sending you all my love and grace!! 💛🙏🏻
Going to places that reminds us so much of our loved ones can be really difficult. Today I went to Masons nursery which I haven’t been too since I lost Mason. He used to stand at the window at pick up time and wait for me and gran to pick him up, I stood waiting hoping he would come to the window. Tears ran down my face as I waited knowing he wasn’t coming. #dontgiveup #medicalnegligence #childloss #grief #griefquotes #heaven #missingyou #myson #justice #fightforwhatsright #depression #anxiety #4maze
Going to places that reminds us so much of our loved ones can be really difficult. Today I went to Masons nursery which I haven’t been too since I lost Mason. He used to stand at the window at pick up time and wait for me and gran to pick him up, I stood waiting hoping he would come to the window. Tears ran down my face as I waited knowing he wasn’t coming. #dontgiveup  #medicalnegligence  #childloss  #grief  #griefquotes  #heaven  #missingyou  #myson  #justice  #fightforwhatsright  #depression  #anxiety  #4maze 
Truly honored when asked to make these special kinds of ornaments. 🙏🏽 ◽️Keepsake round ornaments of your loved ones.▫️Can Be done in English or Spanish! Also, if you have a special small handwritten quote of your loved one, I can add it for additional small fee. 
Disclaimer: Out of respect for the families, I don’t publicly share their faces here. However, I do post my work of the ornament I created.  #griefquotes #griefsupport #griefandloss  #christmasornaments #personalizedgifts #grievingprocess #memories #losslovedones #mourningornament #losinglovedones #keepsakeornaments #losingparents #losinggrandparents #christmastree #christmasornaments #christmasdecor #mourningthelossofalovedone #recuerdos #ornamentos #perdidas #supportsmallbusiness #supportyourfriends #supportyourfamily #llamamamascraftroom
Truly honored when asked to make these special kinds of ornaments. 🙏🏽 ◽️Keepsake round ornaments of your loved ones.▫️Can Be done in English or Spanish! Also, if you have a special small handwritten quote of your loved one, I can add it for additional small fee. Disclaimer: Out of respect for the families, I don’t publicly share their faces here. However, I do post my work of the ornament I created. #griefquotes  #griefsupport  #griefandloss  #christmasornaments  #personalizedgifts  #grievingprocess  #memories  #losslovedones  #mourningornament  #losinglovedones  #keepsakeornaments  #losingparents  #losinggrandparents  #christmastree  #christmasornaments  #christmasdecor  #mourningthelossofalovedone  #recuerdos  #ornamentos  #perdidas  #supportsmallbusiness  #supportyourfriends  #supportyourfamily  #llamamamascraftroom 
. sometimes,
much like the frozen soil
in the valley of winter,
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.  hope,
might
appear
to be dead.
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.  do not be afraid.
it is just sleeping,
and
soon the light will fall on it,
and
snowdrops 
will 
gently
birth themselves
in front of your eyes.
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.  fragile white hope,
strong enough to push through
frozen soil.
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and
your
heart
will heal
.  once more.
— when (your) winter is too long.
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© Liezel Graham 2018.
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Photograph by Simon Matzinger.
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Sometimes, everything seems dead. .
Hope, dreams, relationships and even faith. .
But, I was reminded this morning when reading about the daughter of Jairus, how often what we call dead, God calls sleeping.
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Take heart.
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Spring is coming.
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liezel
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#poetry #liezelgraham #liezelgrahampoetry #wordsofwisdom #wordswithmeaning #wordswithkings #faithpoetry #womenwriters #wordswithqueens #hopeisalive #thereishope #snowdrops #winter #wordsmith #shewritestruth #shewrites #poetrycommunity #encouragement #youarestrong #graceintheordinary #beautyintheeveryday #griefquotes #grief #naturepoetry
. sometimes, much like the frozen soil in the valley of winter, . . hope, might appear to be dead. . . do not be afraid. it is just sleeping, and soon the light will fall on it, and snowdrops will gently birth themselves in front of your eyes. . . fragile white hope, strong enough to push through frozen soil. . and your heart will heal . once more. — when (your) winter is too long. . . © Liezel Graham 2018. . . Photograph by Simon Matzinger. . . Sometimes, everything seems dead. . Hope, dreams, relationships and even faith. . But, I was reminded this morning when reading about the daughter of Jairus, how often what we call dead, God calls sleeping. . Take heart. . Spring is coming. . liezel ♡ . . . . #poetry  #liezelgraham  #liezelgrahampoetry  #wordsofwisdom  #wordswithmeaning  #wordswithkings  #faithpoetry  #womenwriters  #wordswithqueens  #hopeisalive  #thereishope  #snowdrops  #winter  #wordsmith  #shewritestruth  #shewrites  #poetrycommunity  #encouragement  #youarestrong  #graceintheordinary  #beautyintheeveryday  #griefquotes  #grief  #naturepoetry 
Just some snippets from my previous blog posts. Poetry has been such a wonderful coping mechanism in dealing with my grief. I don’t normally promote my writing, but I have jumped out of my comfort zone with my blog and I hope that some of you take the time to read about the impacts of domestic violence. Insight and knowledge is the only way to help aid the new movement for change in this epidemic 💙 #iftruthbeetold
Just some snippets from my previous blog posts. Poetry has been such a wonderful coping mechanism in dealing with my grief. I don’t normally promote my writing, but I have jumped out of my comfort zone with my blog and I hope that some of you take the time to read about the impacts of domestic violence. Insight and knowledge is the only way to help aid the new movement for change in this epidemic 💙 #iftruthbeetold 
Closing in on the end of the year and do you wonder, like I do, "what's in store for me?" Is it time to shake off the grief cloak that's been weighing you down and see what's it's like to be someone who isn't consumed by grief? I'm not saying you or I should try to avoid grief or bury it. I'm just saying I'd like a chance to see what else I'm made of.
Closing in on the end of the year and do you wonder, like I do, "what's in store for me?" Is it time to shake off the grief cloak that's been weighing you down and see what's it's like to be someone who isn't consumed by grief? I'm not saying you or I should try to avoid grief or bury it. I'm just saying I'd like a chance to see what else I'm made of.
Remember, there is no right or wrong way to handle the Holidays in grief. Grief is a natural feeling and there shouldn't be any shame in expressing it.
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🕯♥Create an Online Memorial for your lost loved one, share photos, videos and stories as a living memory. 🔗Active link to the website is in the profile description➡@forevermissedmemorials
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#forevermissedmemorials
#forevermissed #griefquotes
#talkaboutgrief #griefshare
#captureyourgrief #refugeingrief #itsokthatyourenotok #griefsupport #lifeafterloss #holidaygrief #christmaswithoutyou
Remember, there is no right or wrong way to handle the Holidays in grief. Grief is a natural feeling and there shouldn't be any shame in expressing it. . 🕯♥Create an Online Memorial for your lost loved one, share photos, videos and stories as a living memory. 🔗Active link to the website is in the profile description➡@forevermissedmemorials . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #forevermissedmemorials  #forevermissed  #griefquotes  #talkaboutgrief  #griefshare  #captureyourgrief  #refugeingrief  #itsokthatyourenotok  #griefsupport  #lifeafterloss  #holidaygrief  #christmaswithoutyou 
Michael and Anthony’s mama, Lisa, spent the morning on the #carefarm grieving and laughing and remembering and connecting.  Tragically she lost Michael when he was 12 and Anthony at 18, far far too soon.  Fiona lost her family too.  Lisa knows what it is to lose everything.  Fiona too lost everything. In this moment, they both felt that connection with love and tears.
・・・#Repost @selah_carefarm
Michael and Anthony’s mama, Lisa, spent the morning on the #carefarm  grieving and laughing and remembering and connecting. Tragically she lost Michael when he was 12 and Anthony at 18, far far too soon. Fiona lost her family too. Lisa knows what it is to lose everything. Fiona too lost everything. In this moment, they both felt that connection with love and tears. ・・・#Repost  @selah_carefarm
I am seriously lost af in this twisted game called life

#grief #mourning #griefquotes #lovequotes #sadquotes #memories #emotionalwreck wasted #breakupquotes
“Bad things happen to good people”
“Bad things happen to good people”