When you lose a child, it changes you forever. And although time doesn’t heal, it does help.
Tears of agony become tears of remembrance.
Agony becomes ache.
A hole in the heart becomes a wound with scar tissue.
Denial turns into acceptance.
Despair and isolation turn into purpose and clarity.
Deep depression turns into moments of melancholy.
Helplessness turns into humility.
Love with nowhere to land evolves into a need to give back.
And instead of carrying your child in your arms, you learn to carry him in your heart.