Experiencing a loss in unlike any feeling in the world. When someone who is close to you passes away, even if you are expecting it, it can be devastating. Life as you know it has taken a wrong turn and you are lost and not sure where to go from here. If the person you have lost is a member of your family it can be truly crushing to your heart and soul to lose their presence in your life. The light at the end of the tunnel is that you still have family and friends to support you in your grief, which is something that you should focus on. Life isn’t over, it is time to start healing.
“It is much easier to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought.”- Oscar Wilde
We tend to be in denial when we first lose someone. This is the point in time where we are in complete shock and are not willing to admit to ourselves that the person we have lost is truly gone. Some become truly numb of the idea till it is all over. You may not be ready at this point to accept sympathy from others as you are simply unable to believe it is true. The best thing you can do is accept this love and sympathy and let people in. This is the time to embrace the family that you do have left and take in the positivity of that aspect of the situation.
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
Anger is something that naturally comes to us when we experience a loss. We may become angry at God or the loved one that is gone. It is okay to be angry. Be yourself and do not let anyone tell you differently. Instead of being angry about what you have lost, try and find comfort in the people who are going through the same thing you are and love you. They are angry too, and they may need a shoulder to lean on.
“The light has gone out of my life.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Acceptance is the point in time when we finally accept our loss and begin to move on with our lives. In some ways we must experience all the above before we can truly accept the devastation. When we once thought that the light had gone out of our lives there is hope again. Everyone will get to this point with the loving support of their family and friends. There are many people who will try to put negative thoughts into your head. Try not to let them get to you.
Even when we lose someone that we love there is no love that is truly lost. Only the love that is gained when family comes together to love one another during this trying time of grief and sorrow.
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