Buckle your seatbelts, friends. This one is a hard one, but one I think we need to discuss. Whether it’s a pet, a friend, a grandparent, an aunt/uncle or even a parent or sibling, we’ve all lost someone. There’s someone we loved who has passed on from this life, and sometimes we feel left behind, like we can’t move forward without that person there to give us advice, or to call us on our birthday, or to be a part of every memory we make.
I’ve been losing people since I was a little girl. It wasn’t a year of my childhood if I didn’t attend at least a few funerals. When you lose someone who you love, it’s the hardest thing to imagine life moving on without them, but they wouldn’t want you to wallow. They wouldn’t want you to spend the rest of your life mourning. Yes, it’s perfectly ok to be angry, and hurt, and sad, and to cry and mourn. All that is completely natural, but one of the most amazing things you could do in their honor is to make new memories.
If you’ve recently lost someone, you know how easy it is to stay in all day looking at old photos weeping and mourning what you’ve lost. There’s no one who can replace that person who’s exited your life, but when you’re ready, you need to get back out there in the sun and not locked away in your room, because that is what they would want for you. They want you to do amazing things with your life, and to be joyful and to find peace and happiness and all that’s good.
It’s hard to work through the hurt, but you can do it. You are stronger than you know, and you are going to make them so proud with the life you live.