We all carry pain. But not all of us know how to deal with that pain. For me the predominate pain I face is grief. My goal isn’t that the grief disappears, this is fanciful and just won’t happen. My goal is that I accept the reality of the grief and make it part of who I am. I am a grieving father, not just a father.
I cannot let it dominate, but neither will I pretend the grief isn’t with me.
I am a grieving father, and I am ok with that.