The hard part about losing a loved one’, someone once said, ‘is that they’re always gone.’. When my sister died last February, I knew I would miss her. I just had no idea how much. After she passed away, I decided to commemorate her life by giving a talk in church. I was blessed enough to have a couple congregation members sing ‘Angel’ by Sarah Mclachlan during the service. Whenever I hear this song, I am filled with a sense of sadness.
This sadness carries over to other incidents. I’ll suddenly remember a joke the two of us shared. Or I’ll find an old picture of the two of us. And, although I am thankful for the time we spent together, it is hard for me to accept that I won’t see her in this life, again. Grief has an uncanny tendency to rear its head when you least expect it. But every day gets a little easier. One step at a time.