It’s really weird watching life go on around you when you and your family are impacted by something so personally traumatic. Like, on an intellectual level I really do understand that life goes on. Of course it does. Why would anyone else care that my grandmother passed away? That sounds awful. I mean, people are understanding and kind, but people die every day and if you didn’t know her why would you care? Of course life goes on. But it’s weird going online or walking around and hearing people laughing and posting jokes and enjoying life while I’m struggling with emotions and feeling numb and feeling depressed and reminiscing and loving my grandmother and thinking about life and death. It’s just a really weird thing. Here I am, feeling like the life I knew just kind of ended in a way, and watching life just march right on while wishing I could just stop it long enough to get everything handled and sorted out. I’ve been lucky in that I can pause as much as I can, and that Dan has been able to as well. I just wish I didn’t have things like homework to think about and that Dan didn’t need to worry about work and homework. But, somehow, life just keeps on going.
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I totally understand. I’ve often thought the same about weddings. You’re out there in yoga pants, hair stuffed under some contraption meant to contain it, and out from the church spills a bunch of folks in refinery and tuxes. Incongruous and a bit jarring. Hugs.
I’m just now catching up on posts and saw this. I’m so sorry about you Grandma. Thinking of you.
You’re not that far behind. Thank you ❤ it's been really difficult.
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Losing someone you love is never easy, nor does your longing for them ever go away. But I read something I saved a long time ago that helped me with all the loss over the years – at least to put the feelings into words anyway. When I get near the computer, I’ll post a link. If nothing else, it’s a beautiful article.
Sure. I’d appreciate that. Thank you.
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Here is the link:
Not sure where it was originally posted, but this is where I first read it. *hugs*