Trust the Feeling of Moving On, Even if your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, June 30, 2022

At first, grief obscures your vision and creates a wall between you and the reality you once knew. You believed it would lift, as the fog does, but even after several days and weeks underneath its heavy blanket, you start to wonder if it has become a permanent fixture in your life.

You may have thought at the time that all you wanted was to feel better so that you could get back to normalcy. Nonetheless, at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we have witnessed people struggling with the apparent impossibility of leading a "normal" life.

When You Begin To Move On

You wake up one day and realize you can see further ahead than before. Things are becoming more vibrant and clear; days become more manageable and the nights more peaceful. Feelings like laughter, joy, and thankfulness are now a part of your emotional toolkit, and the tears start to slow down. It dawns on you that it must be what it is to "heal from grief" as the faintest ray of hope slices through the darkness.

Additionally, you understand that growth isn't as satisfying as you had hoped. Remember that your lost one does not share in your anguish right now. What you do in their name and to commemorate their life is what gives them meaning and purpose after they're gone. What you need to understand is that even if your sorrow is easing, your loved one is not going away; instead, you are simply adapting to a new way of living with the memories of your loved one. You can trust the need to move on even if your heart isn't quite ready.

If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today.

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