Grievers are “heroes” and here’s why… we eventually got out of bed. We eventually decided to live instead of praying to die. How do I know this? Because in the work that I do with grieving people, I hear grief journey stories that are proof that many people do indeed survive the death of their child or loved one. Each person who lives another day chooses to live to honor their child or children who no longer have that choice.
Many of us would have given anything to be the one to die instead of our child. We would have bargained our own lives to grant them theirs. Some of us sought out help from grief coaches, therapists and groups to help us find something to hold onto. All of us became seekers of those who “get it”… another parent who has experienced a similar tragedy.