There are Things You’ll Never Forget

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You don’t ever forget that your partner was unfaithful. You don’t ever forget that you lost a precious child. You don’t ever forget the day your whole world fell apart. You don’t ever forget that you’re a victim of abuse.

We may heal to some extent, and build a very different future.

Our partner may change, or we might marry someone else.

We might still have other children.

And our fortunes might reverse.

We might laugh, and find fulfillment, and decide ‘life must go on’.

Even so, we still remember – for we can’t erase those memories.

There will always be an ache for what could, and should, have been.

It is simply a fact that a heartache is a heartache.

And what happened left an imprint, and a sadness, and a scar.  

 “It has been said: ‘Time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The scars remain and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”  

14 thoughts on “There are Things You’ll Never Forget

  1. I have been thinking a lot about the intersection and overlapping of grief and hope lately after losing a friend to MBC. I didn’t think the two could mix but am slowing building a post on these two ideas.

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