***This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are entirely my own.***
“I’ll see ya next year, ‘k?”
She gave me her signature bear hug and releasing me from her grip, she gently wiped the tears from my eye.
Who was to know that was the last time I was to see her?
But with all that’s happened and knowing the circumstances regarding how suddenly and tragically she left this earth, I count my blessings every day that the Universe let us meet. We had that precious time together. We were able to connect. Even if for the last time.
Death has never come as close to me as when my beloved cousin passed away.
Regretfully, time hasn’t made it easier or healed any wounds.
But I have certainly been blessed being surrounded by family and friends who have helped and carry me through this excruciating pain.
And it’s true what they say: A burden is lighter when it’s carried by many.
And there are ways where we can focus on the memories and not the loss.
I don’t want to leave this fortnight’s FBLS with heartache and pain.
Grief is a bitch. Let’s be up front and truthful about that.
However, sharing our pain lightens our load and helps us realise that we all have something we carry.
Don’t forget the important FBLS stuff:
1. Copy and paste your Facebook Blog Page URL and link it up below
2. If you can, please “Like” a fellow blogger’s page through your personal account. (For some bizzaro reason, the number of Likes on a fan page is only tallied from personal accounts).
3. For the love of bloggy karma, don’t link and dash! Reciprocate the Facebook Like love, ‘k?
* Not a deal breaker but how about giving a shout out to a new page you found ? Doesn’t cost much. Give tenfold, get hundred back, I say.
P.S To try and get as many bloggers joining in, please share or retweet this post! The more pages there are here to “Like”, the more love there is to share