Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Grieving Hearts

'two heart clover leaves' photo (c) 2008, Denise Rosser - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/It seems everywhere I look these days there is a headline about violence and death. I know that wherever there is death, there is grieving hearts. Families and friends mourning the unexpected loss of their loved ones. In my life I've experienced the expected death of a loved one and the unexpected death that sends your emotions on a roller coaster. It isn't something you wish others to feel. The shock, nausea and overwhelming grief from the unexpected death is a feeling I can't explain. What I find so sad, is a lot of these deaths are from random acts of violence carried out on innocent victims. Victims who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and lost their lives because of it. There is a lot I don't understand about random violence but I do know that it creates too many unnecessary grieving hearts.

If you find yourself at my blog because your heart is grieving, know that there are sunnier days ahead. What seems impossible to get through today will eventually get better. I don't mean that things will go back to your previous normal. The normal we once knew is forever changed. My heart still grieves for my sister and I know it always will. Her presence in my life is gone. I will always have a grieving heart.


1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about your sister! My heart goes out to you. I have lost three family members this past year. The first was with my brother due to a violent senseless act. The second was with my Mother only two weeks after my brother died. I believe my Mom's heart just couldn't handle it. The third was a very close aunt due to old age, but nonetheless, another difficult experience of the loss of a loved one. Anyways, I thank you for your uplifting message here. You take care, hugs!