Often when we show our emotions during trying times, those closest to us aren’t sure how to handle it.
When my husband left, I was very sad and my sorrow seemed to consume everyone around me.
They wanted me to be happy, to find joy in my life again.
It hurt them to see me so lost in my despair.
I would try to be cheerful, if only for them, but I just couldn’t do it.
I was too sad.
Yes it can be hard for others to see us suffering.
Yes it can be hard for others to see us in pain.
But part of the process of any loss is to grieve for what is no longer ours, and to mourn the loss of what will never be.
I knew that I needed time to sit with my sorrow and pain.
It was important that I acknowledged my heartache and my grief, so that when my opportunity to move on presented itself… I was ready for it.
“Dear God, help me through my grief. Help me to walk through my pain and my sorrow and move forward and into a better life.”