My grandmother’s battle is over as of earlier today. Like every situation, you’re left wishing there were more opportunities—to spend with them, to tell them new things, to grow the love between you. Grief is a part of life every day for many people even when they feel isolated in the battle. None of us are ever truly alone because grief manifests itself in many ways. Here are some examples of how it manifests itself for me at the beginning of this saddening road.
Unfortunately, I have COVID and I can’t go anywhere or receive hugs from my significant other, or hold my dad while he cries. I feel a little resigned to my feelings and holding them in the palm of my hands with tenderness. I stare at them as if my soul has left my body.