Milestones of Loss

 

Den

Dennis Reevers: May 6, 1955 – May 30, 2019

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For most of our lives we take time for granted. We look forward to the rights of passage of certain birthdays and holidays ushering us into new chapters of life. We rush down new pathways to careers, marriage and family, stopping to celebrate the moment…because we love our milestones.

Except for the milestones of loss.

We don’t celebrate those. We dread them. We try to fill our minds and time to avoid thinking about the next second. The next minute.

We endure anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays, lying to ourselves that we’re okay…we’re carrying on.

And we might be okay. Maybe we’ve learned how to live with the pain instead of fighting it. But then, we’re faced with one of the worst milestones of all.

1 year.
12 months.
52 weeks.
365 days.
525,600 minutes.
31,536,000 seconds.

And we’re shattered all over again. But that’s okay. No one can tell us how long to grieve. We’ll do it our way, in our time.

We’ll wake up and start the journey to year two.

It will be easier this time… because we know the way now.

Continue to rest in peace, my love. Our children are amazing! You’d be so proud!

#alwaysinmyheart ❤❤❤