I have personal experience with grief through most stages of my life. (REVIEW PICTURE NUMBER TWO FOR REFERENCE.) My maternal grandmother passed away when I was about 7 years old. My father passed away when I was 10, almost 11 years old. The two women in the middle of the picture were like grandmother's to me. I visited them during their golden years, listened to stories, they prayed for me, read the Bible to me and I drove them places. The last two men in the picture are my grandfathers. Both of them passed away right before or during COVID. I have grieved as a youth, adolescent, young adult and as a fully grown woman. I have healed through all of it. I miss them greatly. They have positively impacted my life.
Over time your tears will subside when you go through a thorough healing process. I didn't say the tears go away completely - they may as everyone has a unique grieving process with some universal markers of healing progress. But over the years, a sob will transition to a few tears or a smile and pause. I discussed the importance of the PAUSE in my first life lessons book - #LifeLessons:Facebook Wisdom published 2016. I would like to share my wisdom to healing through grief.
Join me on August 11th at 6p for a virtual grief seminar called SHIFT YOUR MINDSET ABOUT GRIEF. I will share relevant and current research, daily practices and wisdom-solutions to heal through grief. Honestly, it will be a journey living beyond grief but it's worth it. So, if you are at the sobbing stage and having visceral responses when thinking about a loss, keep working through it. You are going through one of the toughest parts of grief. There is relief and true living beyond grief. 😊