“Death has a way of bringing about a sudden (and fleeting) burst of clarity, and I’ve found myself there for the last 48 hours.”
“Every year, I sit and reflect on the miracle of Isabel Avery Hernandez.”
“Someday, we will all be reunited.”
The holiday season is typically a time of joy and family togetherness, but for those experiencing family estrangement, it can evoke feelings of sadness or guilt.
“I learned after this tragedy that many do not know what to say when faced with offering support for a grieving loved one.”
“I hugged my dad tight and whispered in his ear, ‘Dad, I don’t know what that was, but I hope you felt it too. Take all that love and light with you and leave the old news behind.’ I knew, deep within my soul, my dad and I were eternally bonded.”
Understanding the signs to look out for in yourself or loved ones is important so that you can find the help necessary to heal.
Everyone’s grief journey is different, but understanding the 7 stages can be a great first step.
“Please check your breasts and chests regularly. You’re not too young. Cancer doesn’t care who or how old you are.”
“Thank you, Dad, for sharing with me wisdom that will forever be tattooed on my heart.”