“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”
— MARCUS AURELIUS
It has been five years and 1 month. I think that those who love me secretly hoped that once the five-year milestone had passed it would be like I’d crossed over the crest of a mountain and would be coming down the other side. But I knew there was no summit. There is no other side. Life is not a linear journey. Grief follows no path. The pain never leaves. It may ebb and flow but its intensity never lessens. I will never be the same. I know this. I accept it. I embrace it. I am ok with it. To all who love me, and to all who will (thankfully) never know the pain of child-loss but love someone who does, my five year hope is that you will be ok with this too. There is no summit and there is no descent. We will never be the same. It is ok. Just keep loving us as we now are.