By Daylon D. Caldwell – Special to the Navarro County Gazette
There’s a story of a women who just lost her husband after many years of marriage. A couple months after the funeral, her family decided that it would be in her best interest to move back home to her family, where she would have people, friends, and family to take care of her when needed. She was very hesitant about the move for numerous reasons… but she finally caved in and decided to move. She packed up her things and sent them to her family. She then made her way to the train station to board the train and travel back home to her family. When the train arrived everyone boarded except one passenger, the widowed wife, the mother left to raise her children alone, the women who just lost her soul mate.
She wasn’t ready to board, she wasn’t ready to leave the life they had together behind, she just wasn’t ready… As humans we must understand that overcoming grief takes time. Many times, in life we tend to compare ourselves to others… We can’t compare our grieving process with others that are grieving. We must understand that we all grieve different, some harder than others, some not a noticeable as others, but it all still grieve.
To the mother, wife, husband, dad, cousin, aunt, uncle, and friend… don’t board the train until you’re mentally, physically, and emotionally ready. Life will continue to go on but take your time and continue with life at your own pace.
“THOSE WE LOVE DON’T GO AWAY; THEY WALK BESIDE US EVERY DAY. UNSEEN, UNHEARD, BUT ALWAYS NEAR, STILL LOVED, STILL MISSED AND FOREVER DEAR.”
Remember, the only cure for grief is to grieve. You must grieve to overcome your grief. Take your time, trust the process, continue to put your trust and faith in God.
May God continue to bless and keep you all,
Daylon D. Caldwell
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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