“And the point is, to live everything…” (Rainer Maria Wilke)
Stay here with me, dear one. Stay here with me in this moment.
Hold still for a moment and allow those rogue tears to escape.
I am here to catch the tears as they fall.
Choose to be present. Feel the deep sadness.
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t be afraid of the anger at events beyond your control.
Feel the anger and let it go. When things are beyond your control, they are still within mine.
Don’t be afraid of the sadness that looks like an inky well without hope.
Feel the sadness and weep. Say goodbye with integrity, with tears.
Don’t be afraid of the loneliness, of sleeping on your side of the bed with emptiness beside you.
Be bold, be strong! My name is Emmanuel. I am with you.
Don’t be afraid that the little ones won’t remember you.
The moments you shared with them matter. Let the sweet memories become prayers.
Don’t be afraid to live everything.
You want to be strong, sensible and brave. But be brave with a heart wide open, beloved daughter. Don’t confuse emotion with weakness, Dearheart. Open your heart wide to receive and to overflow and to grieve. Grieve bravely. Live everything.