Sunday, May 8, 2016

6 Months of Grief Project: Day 93

Old Wounds

This is Day 93 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 am not new to grief. I may be new to this white hot, knock the wind out of my chest, widow grief, but I am not new to grief and loss. Today is Mother's Day and there are some deep wounds and patterns in my family around mothers and motherhood (on both sides). Add to that, that I had my own struggles with trying to become a biological mother with my late husband and that makes today a really hard day.

Being child-free and a widow has some deep, conflicting heartbreak. On the one hand, people have being saying to me, "Thank god, you two didn't have children. Can you imagine how hard that would be to raise them on your own?" On the other hand, a few people have said, "How heartbreaking that you couldn't have children with him before he passed away." Both are true. Both break my heart.


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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