HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - 6/11

6/12/2017
Location : North Houston

From "Healing After Loss" Martha Whitmore Hickman

"In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."
-Aeschylus 

Grief engulfs us, takes over our lives, renders us impotent. What are we to do?

Wait. Get through one day. Then another. And another.

We will feel as though we are only “going through the motions,” but it is important to go through the motions.

We are, in a strange way, relearning that we are alive.

We are alive, functioning, and can do what we need to do. But just barely.

Then one day we’re surprised (because how could it be so?) to realize that some of our energy has come back.

How did it happen? We didn’t expect it, didn’t even particularly want it to happen, because we had no expectation of anything happening. The important thing had already passed – the loss of our loved one.

But there it is. And our step lightens. And we begin to look around. 

For all evidence of life where I felt only death, let me be grateful.

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