I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. This week’s word prompt is “again.” We would love to have you join us.

Life is full of ups and downs. But it’s also full of life and death. From October 2017 to December 2018, nine deaths. Nine deaths of friends and family. Every time I heard the news I found myself saying, “Not again.”

Grief has a way of coming in so many different ways. It is like a roller coaster ride of emotions. Grief reminds us that we were loved and loved those we lost. I’m so thankful for the gift these individuals were to my life. I miss them everyday.

I don’t want another eighteen months like I’ve had. Too many deaths. Too many lost way too soon. Again I say, “Thank you. Thank you for giving them to me to know and to love.”

The grief is less heavy. But little things remind me of my friends and family. Like Canticle of the Turning reminds me of my friend Ben.

6 thoughts on “Again?!

  1. I am with you. I’m done with the many griefs of life. Not again. Not again. I love your attitude of saying “Thank you for giving them to me to know and to love.” Applicable for many griefs. <3

    (Your FMF Neighbor)

    • Erika, I am so sorry. Grief is so hard. This year 2019 is turning out to be much better. But I know that grief will come again. My attitude is something that I must have. For me it truly is all about grace. My friends and family aren’t perfect but when I lose them to death, I am so thankful that they were a part of my life.

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