Acceptance: The Holy Grail of the Grief Process

Thoughts from another voyager on this lonely road. Whether or not we can ever truly accept what has happened, it has happened, and we’re stuck with it for the rest of our lives. Thank you Mira for a thoughtful and insightful post that resonates with anyone who has lost a child, no matter how long ago.

A Working Grief

It’s now approaching 13 months since we lost Melinda.  We’ve done all the “firsts” that everyone said would be the worst, and we’re now into year 2.  It’s no better, no easier, no less painful, and certainly no less confusing.  In fact, I continue to cry more each day since May 18th than the day before and I find myself closing off again in the hopes of stopping myself from spiraling into an emotional hell.   During all this, I am told that I’m learning to accept and that I will continue to do so, but I still have no idea what that means.   I’ve written about it before, and I still say that I have no idea what it is that I’m supposed to accept that is going to help bring me peace and help me find myself again.  Of course I have accepted some facts because they have been…

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About edcol52

The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. I created this blog in response to the most dreadful tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, our 24 year old son, Jake. We are now on an unimagined journey along this road of grief and recovery. If you can find some comfort within these pages, than I will have succeeded in some small measure.
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One Response to Acceptance: The Holy Grail of the Grief Process

  1. tersiaburger says:

    Vic died on the 18th of January 2013. The firsts have come and gone. The pain has remained. Hugs.

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