This latest blog by Norma Sessions has implications beyond the grieving process. What do we do when life feels disorienting and uncertain?
…when you are far away, and I am blue, what’ll I do?“
I found myself humming this Irving Berlin song recently, and then realized that the lyrics reflect my feelings as I adjust to life without Dale. What will I do? How do I fit in this world without you?
Although episodes are not as intense or as frequent as they were in the early months of grieving, there are still times when I feel acutely disoriented. In my mind’s eye, I see myself flailing about, as if suddenly swept up by an ocean wave, and I struggle to find my footing, to sense anything solid.
The physical presence of the one who so often extended his hand to help me with balance is gone.
Not only is he gone, but my daily focus—my purpose, even—is gone, too. During the last years of Dale’s life, my role as…
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