Learning to Grieve

DSCN1581 - CopyA young child is introduced to grieving when their dog or cat died. Though death may not have been fully understood, the fact that their favorite pet wasn’t going to be there anymore was a real sense of loss. All of us can look back and relate to these moments.

As we go through life, death takes on a greater meaning and the sense of loss runs deeper. We begin to realize that death and grief will be part of our life from time to time. We learn that with loving someone is the possibility of losing that someone. We choose to love and dare to grieve. In the process, we find ourselves the better for it.

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One response to “Learning to Grieve

  1. It’s actually beneficial to learn of death as it occurs naturally in life. In my childhood our dog was hit by a car and no explanation, no discussion, or makeshift service, he was just gone. No preparation for any other losses so when my grandfather died there was nothing to draw on for help. Thanks for your post and the smiles you bring to others with your bears.

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