“Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.” ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I spent the weekend packing up Vic’s flat and working in the garden. I bought new herbs for my herb garden. I changed the outlay (or started) of the back garden.
This year may be easy or it may be a struggle. I know that there will be days of profound sadness but I also know that my sadness will be put to good use. I believe that, by putting my grief to work, I will find a way to get through my sad day.
In the words of Robert Frost – “In three words I can describe everything I’ve learnt about life. It goes on. Despite our fears and worries, life continues”
My “profound sad days” will remind me why there is a Stepping Stone Hospice and why I do, what I do, at Stepping Stone Hospice.
I do believe in tomorrow.
I do believe that this will be a year of healing.
I do believe that it will be a year of recovery – at every level.
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What beautiful words, Tersia. I have always believed in healing, even during the darkest times – I held onto hope. You’ve had a long and weary journey because you grieved through a lot while Vic was alive. I think of you and am so touched by your post. Perhaps this will be your year of healing. You deserve it and Vic would be proud of how you’ve carried on her legacy and love.
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