Growing Around Grief

Lois Tonkin created this quote about grief:

“People think that grief slowly gets smaller with time. In reality, grief stays the same size,

but slowly life begins to grow bigger around it.”

When we experience a profound loss, grief becomes a part of our make-up. It remains in our cells, in our memories, in our stories. The presence of our loved ones who have passed away come to us every day in the smallest and biggest of ways. We can find grief in our laughter, in our tears, in our narrative. To image and concieve of grief as life growing bigger around it can be a comfort to us when we struggle with the weight of it. Know that is is okay to ‘grow around grief.’

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