Dear Bereaved Parent,
Did you really just laugh?
I remember the first time I laughed after my first child died.
For just a moment I forgot that my heart was broken. Guilt, regret, and astonishment all washed over me simultaneously as I quickly remembered. My heart was broken, how could I ever find joy again?
And yet, I did. At first, it was brief and fleeting. But over time, I discovered how resilient the human heart can be. Laughter and joy did not diminish the sorrow. It lived alongside it.
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