I think we’re not very educated about what to say to the bereaved. I offer my own experience and I invite you to share your perspective in Comments. Thank you.
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“Red River Valley” is a folk song and one of my Grandma Hattie’s favorites.
From this valley they say you are going.
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile,
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our pathway a while.
So come sit by my side if you love me.
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
Just remember the Red River Valley,
And the [cowboy] that has loved you so true.
This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. I hope it will soothe some stress, but it is not a replacement for professional psychological treatment.
Carrie, each episode you share is like a soothing cup of herbal tea for me. As a mother who also lost a daughter, I know that we share a bond, but each person’s grief is unique as the wrinkles on my skin. Some are deeper than others. Some are much more noticeable.
I always appreciate your stories, your perspective, and your heart.
Thank you, Julie. I’ve never heard that analogy about grief before–it’s so true.
I appreciate your kind encouragement. Your thoughtfulness keeps me going more than you know.
I’m sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you, my friend.