We all have a story, many stories. Our stories make up the fabric of who we are and their threads lay themselves down forming networks for us to walk upon. They are the events in our lives that have brought us to today. Some of you have many scars to tell you where you have come from, yet others relatively few. But either way your life is a smorgasbord of tales, a jumble of happy and now great sorrow that makes you – you.
When grief has imploded the very being of who we are and exploded all that we had to look forward to we can feel so very lost. We don't know who we are anymore and much less don't really care. It takes over our lives and we lose sight of ourselves, our hope and our future.
When we can't see for the fog that surrounds us because its dampness creeps into every crevice of our being, it’s so very hard to see what we do have. The strengths within us which have been built on and through our stories. The little things that make us who we are and the simple moments that get us from one minute to the next as we grieve.
It all starts with I am.
I am the person who……….
Loves my family with all my heart
Loves hearing my son's name
Loves the beach
Loves cuddles with my dog
Loves dark chocolate baccis
Takes each day as it comes
Takes lots of photos
Takes hours in a book shop
Takes time for me
Takes a little bit of goodness with me whenever I can
Believes in the power of love
Believes in the invisible threads that connect two worlds
Believes in a greater power
Believes in others easier than I can myself
Believes simple is best
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Maureen Hunter is an inspirational writer and grief steps mentor giving comfort and hope to many. She is passionate about helping people to step through grief and build a new and different life after loss, one in which their loved one is always a part of.