I wonder if I'll ever come to terms with the fact that you aren't here anymore. Will I ever be comfortable when September comes around and brings another year without you to a close? Is it weird that I consider September the start of the new year? Today is your 56th birthday and tomorrow marks … Continue reading It’s Been a Year
'We live through others even after our death." Thank you to Mathew for a beautifully simple submission. I absolutely love it. If you would like to write a submission for As Told By You, feel free to comment, dm us on our social media (@thegriefreality), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org All our love to you and yours … Continue reading As Told By Mathew
What has happened to me? Has grief really changed me as a person?
I don’t ask “Why me” anymore either. I ask “Why not me?” Why would I be spared tragedies that the rest of the world experience? Mine are difficult and scary, but only growth comes from them. Thank you to Anne , a lovely blogger who focusses on lifestyle blogging. Give her a read; it is well worth … Continue reading As Told By Anne
This is the sister post to Gary's Post: Embracing The Happiness As Much As I Respect the Sadness. We just love doing these collaborations. This was posted a while back but we wanted to share it on our own space. Please, please, please send some GriefReality love to Gary, he is a wonderful, inspirational blogger! … Continue reading Judging Yourself Through Your Grief
Death of a loved one is hard. Grief and mourning suck but both are necessary to heal. I say ‘heal’ only as a descriptor because healing is not a vacation or a pleasure cruise that has a beginning and an end. Healing is ongoing – a lifetime endeavor. The grief to mourning to healing continuum … Continue reading As Told By Lisa
Thank you to Over Soil for submitting this post about their experiences with grief! This is the very first post for our new segment: As Told By You. Please feel free to comment and contribute what grief means to you. If you’d like to submit your own post, get in touch! Make sure you head on over to Over Soil’s blog page to read more of their posts! Katie and Evee x
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.
The very first photo is my lovely mum in a blue ballgown, taken on the 14th of September, 2013. I would have been 13. The royal blue of Mum's dress brightens and flaunts her clear blue eyes. A faint, hesitant smile has only aged 7 years with fondness and love. Her hair is short, and slightly messy. I love it, but I can imagine mum brushing her fingers through it only moments beforehand.
Crying is a natural response to the world. Yet, here we are insisting it takes place behind closed doors, and it is something we should be embarrassed about.