by Jan McDaniel
Sunrise. The beginning of a new day. It comes around regularly to give us light and hope and a place to start again. Waves of grief may come with the morning - or at any time of the day or night - but now we know we can survive those storms. We have before. They may be waves so powerful they threaten to knock us off of our feet, or they may be gentle laps of sorrow and regret around our feet, moments of sadness.
Let them come. Let them wash over you. Let them wring the very depths of your soul. For you are on a journey from the "valley of death" back to life. You are alive. That is reason enough. Thank them for coming because they are a sign of how deep the love between you and someone you lost was and is. Reflect on that love in quiet moments and when you feel you have nothing left to give. It will sustain you.
You can survive. And you can begin again.
Way for Hope
My name is Jan McDaniel. I speak grief. I also speak peace and healing. I started A Way for Hope blog and website to house projects I create that might help others who are grieving. The blog has expanded to include guest posts by my dear friends and fellow survivors who wanted to speak hope for others, too.
We understand how difficult losing someone you love is. We know how much it means to hear from others further along on this journey and how it is possible to live a life of happiness and joy even while still remembering and honoring those we love.
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Helping children grieve
Formula for healing
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