Evee and I cared for Mum in the same way and we lost her together, yet, one of the biggest learning curves during the last couple of years is the fact that we grieve completely differently. At first, we were both clumsy and awkward about our grief, but now we embrace this difference and, quite often, learn from one another which is what inspired this blog last year.
Before The Grief Reality gained any followers, this blog was an empty void where we could come to shout, and to cry about how much we were hurting. Through writing we came away feeling lighter and better able to make sense of our pain.
When The Grief Reality started to gain more and more followers, we noticed how some people come here just to read other people’s comments. We never expected to feel so much comfort by reading the comments ourselves. To date, we have received 1800 comments. That’s 1800 voices of support and reassurance that grief is normal and what you are feeling is okay!
So, this is where you come in…
Look at the menu bar on top of this page and you will see a new tab labelled “As Told By You”. We want to hear more from you about your experiences with grief. This can be in anyway you so wish to express yourself; perhaps through poetry, art, one word or a sentence that begins with “Grief is …”. Perhaps you’d like to share a whole post as Bereavedsingledad has done recently.
Grief is messy and painful. Grief can feel awkward and heavy. Grief can leave you feeling isolated and alone.
Let this space be your empty void to scream into, to feel a little lighter and get the pain off of your chest. You’ve read plenty of posts as told by Evee and myself, but this page is your space for your grief, as told by you.
If you like this idea, you can submit a little post below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “As told by you” in the subject line. Please make sure to leave a note if you wish to remain anonymous.
Let’s normalise the conversation about grief!