To remind me to remember it’s not only okay, but necessary, to attend to our losses.
Like many people, I have a lot of experience with loss and sorrow. And the older one gets, the more likely one will experience many losses.
I’m writing this piece because a blogging friend is suffering from some deep sorrow due to losing many loved ones to cancer over the years. His dear brother is currently battling cancer too. I’m writing this for him as well as for myself. You are welcome to see if anything resonates with you.
I’ve kind of made it a personal mission to come to terms with loss – with people moving on, and with death and dying – and that’s by closely attending to it, examining its impact on me, my feelings about it, reading comforting words of others who deal with loss, and reaching out to other people in authentic, meaningful ways.
My first loss was with my father, not through death, but…
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