an honest post.

I read this post this afternoon and it really spoke to me.

I’m still grieving Joel’s death. I still don’t know when I won’t be or if that’s even a point people are supposed to reach after losing someone close to them. I can go weeks without being impacted by it, but the emotions come flooding back eventually – usually sparked by a song, movie, blog post, or picture.

First of all, ask for what you need. It sounds simple, but it’s often the hardest part of grieving, or at least it was for me.”

friends, I’m going to be honest with you and ask for what I need. I need encouragement. I need to be reminded of good times. I need to be reminded of love and happiness, laughter and joy, grace and hope. I need hugs and fun times.

to put it simply, I need you.