I just saw a meme on Facebook that was about grief attacks. It inspired me because I love the double meaning. It reminds me of the double meaning of rainbows. We love the beauty of each and every one. According to my son Cory, rainbows are the bridge from here to Heaven and when you see one it means someone is crossing over.
Grief attacks happen to all grievers. You can be anywhere when it hits you like a ton of bricks or a giant wave that slams you to the ocean floor. I always have trouble getting through the grocery store. There are so many products that remind me of my son Cory or my mom. It happens in the car with a song that reminds me of my brother Bobby’s music and when I once managed his band and all the fun we shared. Grief attacks in familiar places such as restaurants, bookstores, parks, Disneyland, movie theaters, old neighborhoods. Any place you experienced with the loved ones who are gone now has the potential for causing a grief attack.
Grief attacks become part of your grieving experience.They are normal and necessary. And grief attacks you when you least expect it.Yes, grief attacks you. Don’t be afraid. The pain caused by such attacks will subside, not because you “get over it” but because you get used to the pain.
I smile when I see rainbows, which is often since I live in the land of rainbows. I also say a quick prayer for whoever just crossed over. I also say, “aloha” to Cory for letting me know the real reason for rainbows.
Be well and be strong,