Monday, November 14, 2011

Please. Don't Say It.

"It will get better."
"It won't always be this way." 
"You won't always feel this."
"I promise this part doesn't last."
"It will get easier."

I'm sure these things are true.
Please.  Just don't say it.
This is what I feel today.
The promise of sunshine does not stop the storm.
I have to walk through this.
Walk beside me if you want to.
Walk away if this is too much.

But please don't promise it away.
It's where I am.
And it matters to me.

12 comments:

Mrs. MK said...

With you. right here in the middle. Love and prayers!

Publisher said...

I was reading Brenna's NaNoWriMo Book this morning and came across an excerpt that is perfect for this moment. "I really needed rain. Rain gave me courage. It was like God’s way of renewing life in my eyes. A good downpour washed away all the impurities of life, gave new life an opportunity to blossom. The sun just seemed to suck the life out of me. It was too much."

Sometimes we NEED the rain, because sunshine just ain't right!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I totally understand... it almost makes the knife go in deeper when people say that. What's worse for me is how fast people forget... Wednesday is the 6 month anniversary from my mom's death and it's still so raw for me. I can barely talk about it!

Ally said...

Beautifully said.

Alyssa said...

Ditto. And completely understood.

April said...

I learned a long time ago that you need to feel everything that you need to feel and you need to go through the grieving process. Feel free to continue and know that there are people out here reading your words and praying for you every day.

boo4baby said...

My dad once gave me great advice: Just acknowledge the pain of it. Just acknowledge the pain. It is all that matters in a painful moment. Wisely worded post.

ladonnafaith18 said...

Thank you! Perfectly said.

txartist62 said...

ditto what april said. i couldn't have said it better. and good advice from boo4baby's dad too :)

Christy Caflisch said...

Well said Tricia. I agree completely. People have the best of intentions, but it doesn't always help. Prayers go out for you always, but especially during this season!

Katy said...

Amen, Tricia. Amen.

freedomcrusader.wordpress.com said...

I have read your blog, I have lurked, and I am truly amazed.

Thank you so much for putting into words what I have tried to get from my head and my heart and then out of my mouth.

Many times I have read your words and felt like you have read my heart and found the words that I cannot to express my grief.

Thank you.