People we love leave us too soon. That's a given. It's even harder when the death is unexpected — a child dies or a seemingly healthy person in his or her prime. As hard as it may be to revisit, sharing how you coped with an early death could help others in their grieving.
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In a heartbreaking post, Adriana Velez writes about losing her friend before she could say goodbye. She writes:
The day won't stand still just because I miss my friend. But I think it's time to pay attention. Pay attention to your health, to the little things that seem off. Mums, we're awfully busy, and it's hard to make time for ourselves and give our bodies the attention they need. But we all want to stick around, for ourselves and for our families. An early death is inevitable for some of us, though, so pay attention to that breeze brushing your cheek, the freedom of your arms swinging as you walk.
Pay attention to your loved ones, your children, your friends. Especially your oldest friends, the ones we think will be around forever just because it seems like they've always been there. No one is a permanent part of your life.
I guess that's the best takeaway when something like this happens. If you have any other words of wisdom for coping, we'd love to hear them.
My Friend Died Before I Could Say Goodbye [Cafe Mum]