“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” RUMI
When we tragically face the death of a child, our entire world comes to a grinding stop and everything we have ever believed is questioned.
You may at first not understand how you could ever survive this loss, that there can be no way out of this pain, yet overtime, I promise, there is a way through.
Our son Nathan was 9 years old when he was hit by a car. He received massive head injuries from his accident and we were told he was brain dead.
How do you begin this journey? Who prepares you for this sudden change? How do you wake up the next morning knowing they won’t be in your life anymore?
If you would like to read my book about the journey through grief and how I worked through the many layers of pain and loss, please visit my website. I would love to hear your feedback.
We may worry about death but
hurts the soul most is to live
without tasting the water of its
– Jelaluddin Rumi, thirteenth century