- Grief is more than just a constellation of feelings in response to a loss.
- Grief does not fade with the passage of time. We do not realize our losses in an instant; we realize them over years. We do not get over it, but instead go through it, not just once, but many times.
- Grief changes form and eludes definition.
- Grief sits on your chest, punches you in the gut, squeezes your throat, winds everything up breaking-point tight, and sucks the energy out of you.
- Grief is rejected offerings and ungranted prayers.
- Grief is feeling guilty because we did not stop death, could not revert death, and cannot change death.
- Grief is unabashedly wailing and drowning in your own snot and tears.
- Grief is the yearning, the reaching, and the unrequited love that hides behind our losses.
- Grief is celebration.
~ via Debra Carter who says, "Angie, I wrote this from many (others' feelings) along with mine. The authors are many grieving Mom's."