Grief is a journey
that nobody can really prepare you for.
You just have to walk through it,
step by step.
You will be surprised by how it affects you.
Keep to your regular routine as much as possible
(sleeping, eating, movement, prayer)
because not taking care of your body
will make this journey harder.
I’ve read that grief has a half-life
– it takes as long as
half the time you knew the person.
So, with parents,
the grief lasts a very long time.
It will change, and lessen,
but it will always be there.
You will grow around it,
like a tree growing around a stone.