Dear Shine Family:
As I have often said, there are many versions of loss and grief. In this issue you will experience, among other offerings, the loss of an unborn child, the loss of a relationship and the loss of a certain kind of knowledge. Each writer has used their gift to come to terms with what will be no more.
In addition, the writers come from all over the planet with varied life/death experiences. No two are alike yet all share a commonality. Some tell us a bit about themselves, while others have chosen to let their words speak for them.
Thank you for joining this journey.
Grief is something else isn't it? It can mold and shape your ideas and perspectives. It can bend your heart and may even break it. For some, it lasts a moment in time and for others, it is never ending. None of us is a stranger to grief- but each of us experiences it differently.
Whether it be a beloved family member, a treasured animal (pet), a friend or even a job- it is a loss nonetheless. Whatever you are going through be it your own path of grief or that of someone else it takes as long as it takes.
What is your story of loss? Have you reached a place of peace? Are you struggling with coming to terms with that loss and grief?
You are not alone. Share your story here. Your words are welcome.