Like a wave, the crest of heightened emotion will fall to find a path as it crashes upon the shore of a new day … a new week … a new year.
Life will demand and routine will resume.
The fathers and mothers of the Sandy Hook school shootings will feel helpless. They will tread water as raw grief pierces deeper and the numbness wears off.
Everyone leaves and the temporary buoyancy of strength leaves, too.
You cannot leave them. Not yet.
There is a gaping wound in their heart. And life is pulsating out of it with every breath.
Place your hand of quiet presence upon their heart until it beats on its own.
The silence is deafening. Weeping openly was allowed.
Life must go on we tell them.
But life is on hold for them.
Let them. Please let them.
There are no words to comfort. All they want is their child back.
Time. They need lots of time.
Time to learn how to live again.
Some will not want to live again.
But they will.
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