On Grief II
Although I was surprised at shedding tears over my mother’s death, after 15 years, I know that there is nothing wrong with me. There is no normal when it comes to grieving. After a thousand years, something could trigger tears over her death. The best way to deal with a feeling is to feel it. Suppressing feelings can cause illness.
I cried, but I also laughed at my crying. I laughed because I was feeling smug about being in the Acceptance stage. The Acceptance stage jumped back to the Anger stage. Who knows what stage of grief I am in?
Why not add Confusion to the stages of grief. That would make them the six stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance and Confusion.
So, I am learning to live with the pain, and I am learning to laugh with the pain. And to some I am a pain, but that’s another blog.