“A parent’s grief is uniquely painful because a parent’s love is uniquely strong. Parents not only love their children unconditionally, wholeheartedly, and selflessly, but they are also responsible for them. When someone you love so very deeply and feel responsible for dies, your grief is naturally profound.
Veteran grieving parents have taught me that through active mourning, they not only survived, they eventually learned to embrace life again. It was not easy. But over time and with the support of others, their grief softened. It became a bittersweet part of their lives, still and always essential yet no longer all-consuming. You, too, can grieve and mourn fully so that one day you will live and love fully again.”