It's okay to grieve. It's okay to know that you loved deeply and are hurting because the one you loved is no longer able to be here with you. Embrace grief as a sign of your great love. Feel all the emotions that come with grief, experience it in the waves that it comes, and know that one day it will be okay. If not right now, then soon. - read: http://livepurposefullynow.com/how-to-thrive-in-times-of-trouble/
This relates to the class because our textbook is about continuing bonds and I think it is important to understand the difference between getting over someone, and accepting the passing of a loved one. In an article called Ducking Grief in the New York Times it talks about a mother who lost a child/daughter and everywhere she went it reminded her of the lost of her daughter. The author goes to say, "They coexist within me, pleasure and sorrow, shaping who I am and how I see the world.”
Watching my mom die literally felt like the cancer was eating me and my sisters alive too. Except it had invaded our hearts and minds. I was on my knees in the hospital chapel begging God to take her by the end of day 3, of the 6 she made it in her final days.