Over the last eight years.... nearly nine years now.... I have come far on this journey of grief. There's a common saying that you can let life's tragedies make you "bitter" or "better." I like to believe that, with God's help, I have gotten "better." As much as I can, I now help others make this journey that none of us ever wanted to take in the first place. I no longer experience the roller coaster of emotions. I am thankful for the memories, and thankful that Duane blessed our lives. But grief is not something you "get over." It changes your life forever. Life never returns to "normal."
in this life, here and now.... sometimes, you just have to cry.