Grieving alone.

Excerpt from my book

My Heart Is Broken

A journey of loss grief and hope

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Doesn’t Anyone Care Anymore

In the days and weeks following Levi’s death our mailbox was filled with cards of sympathy and consolation.  The donations in Levi’s memory were overwhelming.  Our home was filled with caring people drifting in and out offering support and encouraging us to stay engaged with others.

The onslaught of well-wishers and busyness buffered our grief and temporarily cushioned us from our new reality.

As I struggled through lonely days I became painfully aware that others appeared to be going about their lives just as they had prior to Levi’s death.  Why weren’t they as sad as I was?

Why?  Why?  Why?

Gradually, I realized something I knew all along.  All these ‘others’ had their lives to live and their journeys to take.                      ###

 

 

Published by Joyce Knock

Retired educator & sometimes tired "newbie author", community volunteer, duplicate bridge & tennis player, grandmother, flower gardener, wife, mother, "amateur poet", friend and a "recovering griever!"

One thought on “Grieving alone.

  1. Yes we had our lives to live, but you didn’t know how often we thought of you….wondering how you were….even though some of us had so recently met you…you were often in our thoughts/concerns…..and still are. Simply CARING…..and you are leading us because you are strong enough to put yourself ‘out there’!

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