2. Start Back Slowly (But Keep Pushing Forward)
A few days after the funeral my husband came to me and said, “You know, Mom was a worker. She would be okay with us grieving. But what she’d really say is, ‘Let’s go build a greenhouse!”
So that’s what we did. We got up, put on our work boots, and agreed to take it one small project at a time.
And we went outside that day and built a small greenhouse for us to grow our fodder in over winter.
So pushing forward really helped us to begin to cope with doing life without our loved one.
But don’t try to tackle it all at once. Don’t even try to move at the same pace that you had been moving at. Just take it slowly. One thing at a time and one day at a time.
And as I’ve said repeatedly to my own family over these past few weeks, you have to try and find your new normal. Which isn’t an easy thing to do, but you’ve got to keep moving forward.