Cry into the darkness.
Feel your pain as you gaze into the night sky.
Beg the moon and the stars for mercy.
Feel small and inconsequential.
Face your dark night, recognizing that this is where you are to be right now.
Feel the full impact of hope and disappointment.
And wonder if they are mutually exclusive.
Remember the stages of loss.
Remember the stages of life.
Excerpt from They Live On: Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad © 2010