I don’t want pity.
I don’t want people passing me in the street or in the sanctuary secretly shaking their head and thinking, “poor woman”.
I would like to be understood-at least as well as anyone standing on the outside of child loss can understand…
A bereaved parent’s grief doesn’t fit an easy-to-understand narrative. And it flies in the face of the American “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality.
Read the rest here: Loving Well: Understanding the Grieving Heart