I am dedicating this to my wonderful husband, my 4 beautiful daughters and my heavenly son "AJ" and also our newest addition Colt. This is a place for me to share my/our journey. I am a wife, a working mom, and a grieving parent.
The looks... quick hide the truth of a grieving heart
A mask is worn more frequent, but in time falls off. Comes on in times of need to hid my true face of a grieving parent. I often face this like any other parent that has faced the reality of losing a child. At first the raw emotions are seen and shared. As weeks pass along in emptiness, strength is found in crevices of light. Months roll over and a new existence is found. Existence and survival mend bits and pieces in place where they might fit back into. Years are reached and a mask has been designed. Designed to except and hid a new existence.
Relief is found in the listening and excepting ear. A grieving mask becomes lighter as it is set aside. Giving rest when it is so hard to be strong is an asset. Be patient to a grieving parent as they learn to design their mask. Hopefully a mask is less needed to ease the heaviness and pain. But ... yet available when needed.
If I could put me in a cartoon this would be me!!!!