By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny
Can you imagine losing many family members … friends … all close to the same time?
Can you imagine … if you’ve never had a loved one to die … how grief feels? I believe that if you imagine for several moments how it feels to lose someone you love … you will feel instant grief enough so, that you can’t bear to imagine anymore.
Just think how it feels … for the loss to be really true. It’s too much to bear, isn’t it? Just imagine … when the loss is more than one … more than ten … how about nineteen people … family, friends who died? I know how that feels.
Tonight … I was grieving over my friend, Lena … who lived in Sweden. She was diagnosed with cancer … she didn’t get to live long afterwards. I was devastated when I learned of her death. It happened not long after my only child, my son, Tommy … died.
Grief … the flow of tears from one’s eyes … down the cheeks like a river flowing over rocks. Pain in one’s heart … from pure love, caring for someone who has gone away … forever. It hurts … it really hurts so much you feel it in your stomach … you want to just lay down, cry.
Tonight … I was grieving over my friend, Lena … and for Tommy, my son. I wanted to lay down tonight … and just cry.
Why would I describe it to you … make a promise to do so? Because … this way you will know what it’s like without having to really go through it. It can help you understand others when they are sad, grieving. Maybe you can comfort a grieving mother … someone who has lost a friend.
You don’t have to say a word … you can come in quietly, read … go your way. I’m all right now. Grief never goes away … one never knows when it will strike.
Tonight … grief struck as quickly as a lightening bolt out of the sky … unexpectedly. It struck me hard … but, I held fast … the storm’s over now.
When I felt the pain of grief tonight … I began writing until the pain went away.
Note by this Author:
Photo, true story owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.
I began writing … the pain began ebbing away just as the waves washed ashore … ebbed back out to the sea.