Writing Your Grief Prompt #19

I need to remember that there is so much more to me than my grief.

I need to forget that nagging thought that I deserved for this to happen to me.

I need to remember that the past is gone and I can’t live there.

I need to forget the feeling that I failed him somehow.

I need to remember that I was so very lucky to have had a love like we did.

I need to forget the terrible things that have been said about us since he died.

I need to remember how loved I still am by the people still here.

I need to forget the idea that I will never be happy again.

I need to remember that, despite the horrors that exist, life is exquisitely beautiful too.

I need to forget how badly I wanted to die in those first months and focus on living my best life going forward.

I need to remember that none of this was my fault.

I need to forget about what others think about my grief. This is my journey.

I need to remember that people don’t mean to be cold and inconsiderate. They just don’t understand.

I need to forget the images I have in my mind of him hanging in our garage.

I need to remember how his eyes lit up when he looked at me. How silly he was and how much he made me laugh. How worthy he made me feel. How much he wanted to see me happy. How gentle and loving he was. How blessed I was to get to love and be loved by him.

I need to remember that, because of him, I know what Love is. He taught me how to love myself.

I need to forget the pain he left behind.

I need to remember all the gifts he left behind.

I need forget my fears.

I need to remember there is so much more life left for me.

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