|Barked: Wed May 2, '12 4:30pm PST |
|First, the anger and guilt will diminish, then, those feelings of happiness you mentioned will slowly overcome the deep, hollow feeling in your heart, BUT, not without giving yourself time to give in to the anger and the guilt and the heartbreak. It is all part of the healing, and it all must be dealt with and it all takes time... how much time no one can say, but it's different for everyone.
Do not apologize for your grief nor try to hide it... it is part of the healing and those of us who have also lost understand and feel your pain.
Then, you will be okay, except for those times when, for no reason at all, a certain smell or the feel of the breeze on your face or a particularly bright sunset will once again remind you of your loss and you will mourn again. I believe these are the spirts of our beloved dog checking in to make sure we are okay...we are NOT yet okay so we sob again, but each time is more cleansing and allows us to have more room for the great memories to prevail.
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