Grief Follows

This past week in one day I had two people inquire of me…… one about how Bill is doing, not knowing Bill had died. The other asking how I’m doing with my grief. Both came somewhat unexpectedly, but I was okay talking about it, then setting it aside to continue my day. A couple of days later I realized my companion of 3 1/2 years….Grief….. was no longer driving my emotions or dominating my thoughts. It still tugs at my sleeve now and again reminding me it is there. But I am in the lead now, not Grief. I give Grief a respectful hearing when it speaks, then I continue with my day. My days don’t become consumed with Grief’s presence.