The gift of grief

It’s the time of year in my Facebook memory feed where I see pictures from our oldest son’s wedding as they approach an anniversary. I had made the trip from Minnesota by driving to Kansas to get my parents and then go on to Alabama. So in the midst of the wedding pictures are the ones of my mom and dad.

There Dad was again. Pictures with me. Pictures with our oldest son.

And there was grief again.

I was recommended a podcast by a dear friend. (CLICK HERE) It is Anderson Cooper and Stephen Colbert talking about their grief in the loss of family. This is an extraordinary podcast and I truly wish you would take the time to listen.

Two very well known men living very successful lives… sobbing on air over their losses. Their thoughts are life-giving. Their emotions are part of healing for me.

I don’t mind the pictures, the grief, or the tears. Dad still walks with me and moments like seeing those pictures bring me that reminder. I embrace it all.

Me with my parents, 2010

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