Friday, October 30, 2015

Project Heal: Capture Your Grief: Reflection

In an effort to ease my hurting heart this Fall, I am participating in Project Heal: Capture Your Grief. It's a photography/storytelling project to honor the babies we've lost.

Day 30: Reflection

Another picture from Texas. It was easily the worst time of my life, grief-wise, and sanity-wise. I spent a lot of time outside, taking long walks to avoid talking to people.
I like to think I've come a long way from those days.
The grief isn't that bitter, angry gnawing emotion like it was back then.
I'm much more likely to forgive an ignorant remark, instead of taking it as a personal attack as I did 5 years ago.
I've learned that I can't and won't grieve by anyone else's standards.
If I want to cry, I'll cry.
If I want to talk about her, I'll talk about her.
She's my daughter.
And there is no "wrong" way to grieve.

1 comment:

  1. how beautiful! I wish we lived closer - I would love to sit and have a cup of tea with you so that I can hear all about your daughter! And I am so glad for your sake that you have been able to move past the bitterness in your grief. Prayers and blessings to you.