When I think about grief and what it means to me…it is difficult for me to put it into words. I honestly wish it meant nothing to me and that I was not grieving my daughter’s death. If I had to put it into words, I would say grief is depressing, miserable, unfair, lonely, isolating, exhausting, full of regret, intense, painful, and confusing.
Some words that other members of the Butterfly Run Ottawa Community Support group have used to define how grief feels / what grief means to them are:
At this point, I will share some quotes that I like that I feel will explain what grief means to me better than I can put into words. I have saved all of these quotes and read them often when I am feeling down and lost.
What I have learned in the last year is no one can tell me how to grieve or what grief should look like. There is no right answer because every journey is unique. I know that I will be on this journey forever and that is okay.