Monday, April 7, 2014

Random Thoughts

I haven't had a lot to say on here lately. I'm not really sure why. My grief is still real, present, and heavy. I guess the difference is that my grief is not so raw now. I'm learning to integrate it into my life and identity, and it does not pour out of me as it once did. 

Last Wednesday, April 2, was Emma's nine month birthday. For most people it was just a regular day, but for us it was another milestone to get through. Gosh, nine months, that's so old. If Emma were alive I would be starting to think about her first birthday. How can it be that my baby girl has been gone that long? How can it be that I still stop and wonder how I got here and where I'm going? It just hasn't clicked yet that this is my reality. I'm not sure it ever will.

I get irritated that life continues on without my consent. That the world keeps spinning while I feel stuck in hell. Grief is selfish, and sometimes I wish everyone would just stop and wallow with me. That's not how it works. So, for those of you who do wallow with me, and let me have my pity party, thank you.    


  1. I know I've been quiet lately, but I think about you every single day. Every 2nd of the month weighs heavily on my heart, and it always will.

  2. I am always here for you to wallow with. It truly doesn't seem like 9 months has past. Always thinking of and praying for you, Britt, and sweet Emma. Love you!!

  3. Let's have a pity party for 2. LOL! Praying for you. xo

  4. You can have all the pity parties and do all the wallowing you want with me. I love you