Does coping with grief get any easier? In my opinion it never gets easier, it just becomes different. You learn things about yourself and others you never would have imagined before the loss.
When you’ve experienced any type of loss there will be hard days and there will be wonderful days. Hopefully, as time goes by the great days will out number the difficult days of coping with grief.
Today is my mother’s birthday, it’s another day of missing her deeply. I barely go a moment without having her on my mind. Special dates, anniversaries of certain things or holidays make it even more of a challenge to get through the day.
You can read a little bit of what happened to my mom over on my About Page. I am not nor will I ever be “over” the horrific loss of my parents, but I am determined to grow stronger in spite of all that has happened.
Coping with grief is an ongoing battle for me and so many others I’ve met through this journey. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t feel my mother with me and when I don’t feel her presence I know she is with my children. I do find joy knowing she is with God and wrapped in his love. She no longer has the struggles she endured here on earth.
Happy birthday to my beautiful mother! I found this photo of her and I when I was a little girl. I feel the abundant and unconditional love she has for me as I look at it. It brings me comfort knowing her love will never cease.
It is also Prince Kuhio Day here in Hawaii. Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole was known as the Prince of the People. You can read more about him here or here. Because it’s a state holiday my kids will have no school so we will plan a fun day of maybe, spring cleaning 😉 what do you think?
My mother always enjoyed sharing her birthday on this Hawaii holiday. Mainly because it meant a day off from work for her and there would be lots of parades and festivities all around. She loved any excuse to celebrate and have a good time 🙂
Do you find certain times harder when coping with grief? Are there other days or dates that are difficult for you? Share with me, I genuinely would like to hear your thoughts, hurts and triumphs.