Letting Go

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I'm Fine

Do you ever find yourself so full of thoughts, so full of questions? Grief for me has become this place of unknowing. I always knew I would lose my mother if her life didn’t change, yet I never knew how I would lose her or the way it would feel to watch her die. I spent a lot of time thinking I had prepared myself for that day, in fact in the years leading up to her death I felt like I had already walked through my grief. I had already lost her in so many ways before. I had surrendered to her addiction and let go of hope, or at least I had done my best to convince myself of that.

The devastating reality of addiction was so familiar to me. And its darkest realities were no stranger to my mother either. I had realized that maybe my mother…

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