I received an email over the weekend from a fellow grieving parent that wanted to know if I would consider doing a live 30-minute interview. I went to their website to learn more about them and while I was searching through their bio, I found this quote:
“Child loss is not an event it is an indescribable journey of survival” – Author Unknown
I must say, it hit me on several levels. Of all of the grief quotes and articles I’ve read over the years, I’ve never seen this quote before and if I had, it didn’t hit me like it did today.
I think it really captures what this whole journey is about, survival. Not only are we all trying to survive, it’s an indescribable journey that cannot be conveyed in words to people that have been fortunate enough not to have to walk it.
It is not an event that happens and then you move on like nothing happened. It’s profoundness to the nth degree.
It rocks everything in your life. It goes to the core of your being. It redefines everything you thought you knew. Everything you thought you were.
It truly is an indescribable journey.