Grief, sadness, loss are heavy emotions. They are a natural part of life and at times the rough waters you are asked to navigate.
The only way out is through but that doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed a raft; a life jacket of your own.
In recent days, our family has been traversing just this kind of watery path and it’s been met with plenty of tears, heartache, resistance and when we just couldn’t bear the realness of our current experience — laughter.
As the saying goes, if you didn’t laugh, you’d cry.
We’ve done both.
But we’re a clan when we’re all together, under pressure, laughter and humor are our ray of light in the harsh darkness. While the laughter may, at times, seem inappropriate or uncharacteristic it’s what reminds us we will be OK. It’s what lets us know we’ll make it through to the other side of this.
These rapids are some of the toughest yet and, undoubtedly, all will be left altered. Many have been delivered a heart wound that won’t heal anytime soon.
But with time comes healing and until then we’ll laugh, cry, laugh until we cry, cry until we laugh, and keep trying to find our way down the river we’re on.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G