photo taken by Sam Grable
More than anything, this is what I longed for. Even when I was searching for stories where people were on the other side of loss to help me get through another day, I was most looking for people to explain how heart-breaking this was for them.
When people would call loss what it actually is (sad, devastating, terrible, etc.), I felt an emotional support I longed for, whether they had experienced the same type of loss or not. As I mentioned previously, people won't have the right words to make the situation any better, but by being honest with their feelings, I felt supported and understood.