Grief Revisited


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Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
– Seneca


My sister died two weeks ago.

Our family has been shattered once again.

Sitting at the table at a rare family dinner a few days ago, I thought about the chairs that will never again be filled by not just one dear one, but now two dear ones.

Moments like that are when I think that I simply cannot live with this pain, doubled.

Yet I must live.  Because of the dear ones who are still here.  Because that is what Kai and Christy would tell me I must do.  Because as long as I have breath, I have a purpose here on this earth.  Because with the lessons I am learning, lessons borne of loss and pain, I know that I have much to give.

So it is with the most courage I can find within myself that I will live, and follow the advice of a wise friend who told me to breathe, pray, focus on the good memories of my loved ones who have gone on, and do a lot of PT.  That’s military-speak for exercise.

These things, he told me, are what will push you through the hard times.

2 thoughts on “Grief Revisited

  1. Hi,
    I was a friend of Christy’s from high school. I was thinking about her yesterday and googled her and learned of her death. I am so so sorry. She was just a bright person. I am sorry to contact you on your blog, but I just wanted to say I’m sorry. It seems like you’ve had a lot of difficult losses. I hope you’re doing okay.

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