They say experience is the best teacher. What a tragedy it is, that the saying applies to grief as well. Previously, I thought it was a word that describes the sadness that comes with the demise of a loved one. However, through experience, I know grief is unexplainable anguish that seems to have no end. It is not just one emotion. No. It is a bitter cocktail of them all.
Grief is not remembering what life was like before it and wondering whether there will ever be a semblance of that life in the future. Grief is asking God to show up but wondering whether He will and feeling guilty about the waning faith. Grief is untold loneliness, even with company – the kind that makes us feel like no one could ever understand us.