Dear Bereaved Parent,

Grief makes us unpredictable. Our emotions can be volatile and untamed.

It is a risk to put ourselves in social situations. I remember not knowing how I could endure small talk and the uncomfortableness of others.

Would I erupt in tears or anger? Am I protecting myself or others from my raw emotions?  

It took courage to know when the time was right for me without pressure from others. It took practice to be around others again.

You choose when to start practicing.

With Love,

Mary Anne




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