Thursday, April 28, 2016

6 Months of Grief Project: Day 83

Dead Plants Return to Life

This is Day 83 of my #6MonthsOfGrief Project. To learn more about this practice, feel free to visit Day One, where I explain this project in more detail.

I have some amazingly sturdy plants in my garden. They withstand extreme elements of high winds, blazing hot sun and cold frosts. Often they look dead, but I will always see a little sprout of green hanging in there. Now that Spring is here, my seemingly dead plants have returned and come alive again, growing tall and bursting with flowers. My late husband really took care of the garden, and I have had a hard time doing basic gardening chores, since that's what we did together. Every time I go outside to pull weeds, I break down crying, looking at the planter boxes he built for spring vegetables, that he never got to plant.

I'm grateful for these sturdy, tough plants that return from death every year. I am also returning from death and trying to flower.


I am very aware that this project can bring up a lot around yours or other's grief and loss, I will always follow every post with some online grief support resources that have helped me. Please feel free to let me know of online support that you have found healing in your grief, as well:

Living with Grief Resources:

And remember, I am sharing this project on a variety of platforms, including my Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook feeds, as well as my Pinterest page on Grief. I use the hashtag #6MonthsOfGrief, so it can easily be found on any platform. Please share this project with anyone you think might need it.

Thank you, and see you tomorrow.

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