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Processing Grief Through Song
Tsunami was just 7 weeks old the first time I held him in my arms.
It’s now been two weeks I’ve held him – two weeks since I’ve prayed for him – two weeks since I’ve said my final farewell and I can’t get this Taylor Dayne lyric out of my head:
Saying goodbye is never an easy thing…
Have you noticed how, in the wake of a traumatic loss, our sense of time becomes altered? Like songwriter Prince and singer Sinead O’Connor, I find my awareness of time has been altered and heightened:
It’s been seven hours and fifteen days since you took your love away…
Each of us grieves in different ways and at different rates. When someone deeply touches our hearts, I don’t think we ever completely recover from their passing. Still, as my husband, Magellan and I try to come to terms with our loss, we’re looking for signs of healing and trying to move forward.
Two weeks ago, my husband couldn’t look at Tsunami’s cat carrier – this week, he cleaned it and put it away. Two weeks ago, Magellan spent most of his waking moments curled up in a ball by the door where he last saw Tsunami – this week, he’s hanging out with us by day and checking in on us at night.
In seasons past, when dealing with loss, I’ve kept my emotions frozen inside of me because they’ve felt two painful to express. Tomorrow, on Friday, August 28, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite memories of Precious Tsunami and celebrating his incredible life as part of the 5th Annual Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day Blog Hop. Please stop by and join us.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 tells us that there is:
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance…
I hope and pray that if you are dealing with loss – no matter the source – that each day brings a little more sunshine into the darkness and that you can move slowly with me back into the light.
Happy Friendship Friday to you – thanks for your support – as Celine Dion so famously sang:
You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on.
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