If you have ever lost a loved one then you know how hard life can be moving forward. I lost my Mother at 14 years old and now at 21 there are still struggles that I face, but I certainly am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however that light comes only after the darkness. The most important thing to realize after the death of a loved one is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Thousands upon thousands are going through the grieving process everyday! Mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice! As a child I foolishly thought that my mother would be in my life forever, taking many of the moments we spent together for granted. Every moment spent with those you love are precious because you never know when they may be gone in the blink of an eye. After the death there is a hole in your heart, an empty space that will forever sit void. No one can replace that would but it can be filled with all of the wonderful memories. While grieving it can be hard to reminisce. Sometimes those memories only bring more tears and pain, but remember it is all a part of the process. There were many days where I hid my internal struggles very well, I always tried to keep busy, and remain in a state of denial rather than face my grief and let the process flow like a river. Don’t be afraid to grieve, Don’t be afraid to cry, and above all don’t be afraid to ask for help! In a world of millions of people you may feel so alone. I always had a fear of being alone. I realize now that F.E.A.R is simply False Evidence Appearing Real. The fact that you are alone is false, simply not true! So many people are struggling and feeling alone, if we all had the courage to speak up and be vocal with our grief then so many of us would know that we in fact are not alone…not even close. Losing someone very near and dear to your heart is a reality check, it is a major jolt back into the real world. We come to understand that nothing lasts forever and that everyone’s time on this earth is certainly temporary. That being said, through grieving we also learn how to heal. We learn that we are not alone in this world, and above all we learn to treasure every moment in this life like it is our last. Don’t be alone in your grief any longer. Speak up and reach out! Please leave some comments or message me directly if you need a friend or just a listening ear! Share this for anyone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one today! Blessings to all!