Loss is so hard for years

My dear friend wrote this post to me. It’s so real and raw that I wanted to share it. The ache for a loved one is so very real.

I cried for a week straight, that deep groaning cry Alice described, the deep animalistic type that arises from the very depths of your soul. I cried this way until I fell asleep,…and sometimes at work and would have to excuse myself and would hide in a closet until I could collect myself enough to go back to my desk.
I had lost a huge part of myself,…and felt I would never again be the same…ever…
Several years went by, and I was numb to most things. I didn’t enjoy spending time with friends, birthdays and holidays weren’t the same. I didn’t Feel,…for I would say a good 4-5 years afterward. After that week of crying, I didn’t cry again, for years. It took a long time to realize that life was emotionally survivable without her…

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