In so many ways, losing a loved one changes things forever. Those special relationships can never be replaced, yet even though it feels as though we have suffered a great loss, our loved ones are still so much a part of the fabric of our lives and of who we are. We’ll always have them, whether we can see them physically or not.
The void we feel after such a loss is there for a reason. It’s giving us the time we need to work through our loss, and if we hang in there, eventually that feeling of loneliness will transform into solitude.
In solitude there is always and only peace. The memories will still be there, of course, but they will be viewed with love and gratitude instead of loss and sorrow.
So if you are dealing with a loss such as this, be patient with the process – and with yourself – and just know that right now you are exactly where you need to be in your healing.
Ultimately what we’re learning is about love. Always and only, it’s about love.