They say grief never goes away, but it changes with the passing of time. That's accurate. How could I ever stop feeling the loss or stop missing Jeanette? Not possible! So, yes, I will always grieve. But in due course, I've picked up some survival skills, and I've learned how to better manage the waves of emotion as they come. I know they will pass, and I will still be standing.
The best way to honor her life is by living mine to best of my ability. Rebuild what was shattered that day. Find new purpose. Live again.
For my determined purpose is that I may know Christ, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, recognizing and understanding the wonders of his power, his goodness, his grace, and his love more strongly and more clearly than ever before; that I may come to know the power of His resurrection at work in my life, resurrecting hopes and dreams and courage; that I may be continually transformed into His likeness as I focus on his finished work in my life. With these aspirations, I put behind me the things of the past, and I reach for what lies ahead of me. And, I press on. --a personalized version of Philippians 3:10-14
Sara Faith Nelson
Sharing the journey, because, I find there are so many others making the trek through life without a loved one