As it gets closer and closer to the second anniversary of Adam's death, I've been doing a lot of reflecting on time and how the grieving process works. Although I am not as raw on a day to day basis as I was even a year ago, sometimes the grief takes me by surprise and it is like I am back to day one. In some ways, this is a good reminder that grief never goes away on it's own and will never be totally ignored.
I'm trying to be easy on myself and let the days where it returns in full force just wash over me. I reach out to my loved ones and let them hold me and listen to my stories and wipe my tears. Sometimes it is hard not to try and push it to the side and pretend that if I ignore it, it will just go away.
An excellent blog on this topic is by Omid Safi called Time Does Not Heal All Wounds