On Grief: Memorable Cinema

So today is a different kind of day for me. My great-grandmother would have been 100 years old today. She passed away April 28, 2007. As I sit and reflect on her, on the influence she had on my life,  I’m sad and joyful at the same time. She taught me so much about life, God, how to interact with people. Some things she said I do, others I know I should but I don’t. Isn’t that always the way with people who inspire us? Perhaps there is someone in your life that has had an influence on you, and is no longer with us. A mentor, a parent, a friend, a child, etc. Those people we only have for a season and we don’t want them to leave, but we know we have to let go. Grief is such a difficult process. I still haven’t had what I call the “big cry” over G.G’s passing, and it’s been over 3 years. Maybe I don’t want to go to that place. I have it in a container internally and I can open the lid whenever I choose to. But, I have found in these three years, some of the contents leak out and my heart becomes saturated. So how about you? How do you handle grief? As for me, I’m going to bake white macadamia nut cookies, mix up a cup of hot chocolate, take a seat and watch the movie in my heart called, “A Tribute To My Great-Grandmother” starring my G.G.

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