Grief is a strange thing. Everybody does it differently. Some hold it in, suffering in silence, while others scream in agony. Some grieve for a very long time while others seem to grieve relatively quickly and then “move on.” What’s the right way? The answer –Your way.
However – a word of caution. If you find yourself spiraling downward into a black pit of depression, you may want to seek professional help. There’s absolutely no shame in that.
We were living in a very small west Texas town where a mental health counselor came to visit about once a month. I felt like my response to Mom’s death wasn’t “proper” so I talked with the counselor.
She explained to me that for years I had grieved the loss of a mother/daughter relationship, so at this point there was nothing left to do. What would have been totally crazy for some was right for me. Now when my brother passed away, I couldn’t get off the couch for a week. Different time, different person, different situation.
Love Heart, today if you find yourself grieving, take it to God. He understands. And, be gentle with yourself. Gwen~