Grief – 31 Days Past


31 days past

January 29, 2011
We came from our lives to be together again
The ‘we’ we’ve become
The worst night of our lives overshadowing
The nights since
We gathered in the place we’d last been with you
Not a coming together long planned, like Christmas
But a coming together instinctive and driven
Overcoming fear of us together without you
Unchanged yet elementally different
We sat at first silent – the kids happy-loud together
Talking surfaced and then went deep
Life with you: life without you: and tomorrow?
Tears and laughter, silly talk and serious talk
The stuff of life continuing
And you right in the middle of it like always
Absent now, but so present
We taste our grief and see that it is hard-good
We sample each other’s loss
And plot how we can love each other through this
Hearts for the Son-Brother you loved into this family
Oh to step outside of time and see you today
Not to go back, but to move forward
To be together past this vale of tears and mystery
Together Loving Forever



About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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