Sunday, March 1, 2015
a new dawn
March is a special month in the life of the support group I facilitate. Out of the 11 members of our group, 7 of them lost their child in March. So, when we meet this month we will take great care to remember each child in a special way.
Anniversaries are sacred times, I think, because they allow us to pause and take in the significance of this precious life, to realize that our hearts are more open than we ever thought possible and our understanding is deepening in ways we never could have anticipated. For example, grief teaches us that joy and sorrow are inseparable, as strange as that seems.
I love Wendell Berry's words that capture our discovery in times like these:
"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey."