life in-between

"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to." ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

As we navigate moving forward, I want to make sure I take time to sit in my grief daily. To embrace all the emotions and feel them. Write letters, look at her photos, think about who she would have become. These things help me, even if at the end of it I'm in a puddle of tears. I'm thankful to have moments to think of her and miss her.

This "in-between" time since we lost Haven has been filled with an incredible amount of support. From sending flowers, cards, messages and meals. (side note: meals have been huge blessing, even now cooking seems like a huge undertaking) We also have also had an influx of out of state visitors. It's been fun getting to just BE with people. To cry with one another and eat donuts together. What a gift this time with loved ones has been.  In case you don't know, my #1 love language is quality time. My #2 is words of affirmation. So time & words, are huge for me. So know if you haven't reached out yet, it's not to late, I'd love to hear from you. xo

Here's a collection of images from the past 4 weeks.