When someone you love dies, your emotions can go through all sorts of phases. “I can’t believe he/she is gone.” “How can I go on?” “This is too much for me.”
The darkness of death engulfs you. Thoughts flash through your mind. The pain of loss engulfs your body. The emptiness you feel is worse than anything you have ever known. You are numb with grief. You don’t think you can go on as the tears flow.
Eventually the pain subsides, the tears lessen and the emptiness doesn’t hurt so much. Each day brings you closer to the rest of your life without him or her.
You find your way, one day at a time. Each day you remember as you begin to smile through your tears. Each day you make your peace with this unwelcome event called death.