this is a short one, but I couldn’t resist adding this as it speaks to the heart of grief, for me:
“Death leaves a heartache difficult to heal;
Love leaves sweet memories no one can steal.”
It was written sometime before 1889, it was found written on a tombstone in Ireland. And for me, it says so much; death can steal much from us, but it can’t take our memories or the love we that was felt and given. Those are gifts for eternity, and ours to treasure. The heartache is real and so hard to deal with – but the gift is with us too.
Take care, all