I am proud of you.
You do not come through unexpected loss and grief unscathed, but instead are cultivating new found power and strength to take almost anything that life throws your way.
As a survivor of the sudden loss of the person you love, you sometimes don’t recognize your bravery and capability.
I want to let you know that you have unbelievable courage, fortitude, and resiliency.
You are surviving the unthinkable and bearing the unbearable. Anything else will pale in comparison. You will rejoin life after tragedy—to find light in darkness, discover hope in despair, and enjoy life in death.
I wish I could tell you that your grief would resolve, your pain would end, and that all the unpleasant feelings and upsetting emotions would be over. Somehow, I think you may already know that grief does not “magically” end. I can promise you, however, that the pain subsides when you actively mourn your loss and grieve fully. Healing is possible.
Reflect for just a moment on the hours and days after your loved one died. Look how far you’ve come—you are surviving the unimaginable—the death of someone you love who you never expected to die. You’re adapting to what you thought you couldn’t. You’re living again in a different way, or perhaps living for the first time knowing that life is finite.
Grieving, mourning, and healing will likely be the hardest work you will ever do. The result can be an existence of meaning, fulfillment, and even joy as you incorporate both the grief and love for your beloved into your daily life.
The ultimate gift to yourself is to love and live while you build an existence alongside grief.
How will you honor yourself?
P.S. If you want to begin healing after the death of your beloved, but don’t know where to start, e-mail me to receive advance notice of my pilot, online support program.
Here you will belong to a rare group where you are compassionately guided to do the hard work of mourning – in a safe, sacred circle of loving acceptance and understanding.
It’s a place where your loss will be validated, honored and heard. Here you’ll experience the essential healing practices needed to live with profound loss, honor enduring love and heal.
To receive advance notice for the start of this special program, e-mail.
Hi, I am Chelsea Hanson, author, grief support educator, and founder of With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes. I help people rebuild their lives after the death of the person they love while always keeping the spirit of the beloved close. To get help with your next step to heal after loss, contact me today or visit www.chelseahanson.com. Together, we will get you on the path to healing and feeling better.