Lately I've been thinking a lot about a few of my close friends. Two of them have suffered the loss of their child, one of them their sibling, and the two others.. their spouse. (All in the last 4 years) The process of grief is always excruciatingly difficult but it can be extra sharp during the Holiday Season.
There are no adequate words when it comes to this kind of profound sadness and there are really no shortcuts. Grief is simply an intense emotion, an experience that we just have to move through the best way we can.