Loss can be hard for a lot of people. I had several people unfriend me on social media either shortly after Noah was born, or around the time that they were pregnant themselves. For them I’m the proof that it can happen to anyone. And they don’t want to know that.
And then there are the people who you become closer to. The people who were truely there in the thick of it. Or those you connect to because they get it in a way that only someone who has been through it can.
And then there is family. Owen and Sam. We talk about death in ways that I would have never imagined talking to kids under 5. But we talk about death, a lot.
Death is hard. Grief is hard. Everyone grieves differently, so two people who experienced they same thing don’t grieve in the same way. Grief changes you. Your relationships have to change with it.