thank you for sharing the struggles you and your family are experiencing through your loss. It’s so important to acknowledge the significance of the day which will forever be Sayge’s birthday for you and your family. It brought to mind something that Frank Ostaseski wrote about grief, in his book, The Five Invitations. I hope you don’t mind that I share it here with you. “…When someone close to us dies, we experience a tremendous sense of loss. At first, it’s like reaching for a hand that has always been there, only to discover that it is no longer available. Gradually we see that the relationship continues. The person is in some way internalised and you carry them with you wherever you go…”.
I wanted also to acknowledge your tremendous compassion, evident in the many replies you post to people who are suffering grief and loss themselves. We can never fully appreciate how far reaching the gift of connection is for people who may have felt they were alone in their experiences. So, thank you Deb, for always finding the time and space to connect, authentically and generously, in our forum community.