"Dear Me" from Abby
The NAGC sent out a call for letters from those who experienced childhood breavement. The letters were to be written to their younger self and hopefully show today’s grieving children and teens that there is a future ahead.
The following poem was sent to us from Abby.
It gets better. The hours get easier. You learn to live again. All the mistakes you’re making because you’re mad; you’ll make up for it and all will be forgiven.
It’s ok to be sad but don’t push everyone away. It’s ok to hurt, think before you act. It’s ok to cry, these feelings are normal.
You will survive this and it will never replace what you’re feeling now, the days just get easier to bear. You will begin to live a life honoring the ones you lost and doing all the things they wanted for you.
You will go back to chasing dreams and having adventures.
Nobody will blame you.
It gets better.