Monday, July 9, 2012

Time Marches On...

One year ago today, we lost an amazing member of our family.
My Uncle Roy died of cancer and this year has been a round of firsts without him, and it's been difficult.

The journey of grief  is one that continues to surprise me.
As I think about the height of my own grief with my own story, I realize that as time marches on, what triggers my grief has changed. I guess this is not uncommon, but it has surprised me.
The death of my Uncle Roy caused me to recognize and name strength I didn't know I had.
It has allowed me to voice "what I've learned" a little more readily.
It has reminded me that we are not alone in our grief and we continue to learn more about life the more we face the depths that grief brings us into.
There is courage in remembering and missing someone we love and there is hope in letting that bring healing.
I will continue to face this journey as best as I can and I will continue to create some space for the healing that needs to continue.

4 comments:

  1. Kari - you are beautiful and inspiring. You are not alone and everything you feel brings you closer to that person you've lost and closer to yourself. My thoughts are with you :)

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    1. Thanks sweet Natalie. I appreciate your love. :)
      xoxo

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Kari. I am thinking of you and I am so glad we are friends. I feel really close to you! Hugs!

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    1. I am so glad we are friends too. :)
      xoxo

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