The Grief Journey:
by Elizabeth Harper Neeld
There’s an old saying, “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” One of the outcomes of the journey through grief that commences when a loved one dies by suicide is that we end up with a kind of humble confidence. It’s confidence because we now know that we can make choices that support us as we move through our grief. It’s humble because we know that no one is ever free from loss and change. What we can say is that we understand the grief journey is a process. A process that centers on our own power to make choices. No one escapes the hurt. But no one has to stay stuck in the dark forever. Daylight results from our continuing to make good choices.