The goodbyes that hurt most, are the ones we never got to say. Those linger, dying on trembling lips, over and over again.
The loss of a loved one brings into sharp focus just how thin the veil between life and death truly is.
We are not promised a life without pain. What we are promised is that we are not alone in the storm.
Absence is a heavy load, but it also teaches us just how strong we truly are.
Goodbyes come unbidden, but it is we who choose whether they become a burden or the blessing they were always meant to be.
I've grieved many times in my life. It's something we all have in common. Something we will do or have done that reminds us of our humanness and ultimately our connection to the universe and our Creator.