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Of Loss and Girlfriends

FRIENDS IN GRIEF ARE FRIENDS INDEED. (from left) Karla, me, Angel & Maan. They sent me the message on this post nine days after my mom passed away in 2015.
FRIENDS IN GRIEF ARE FRIENDS INDEED. (from left) Karla, me, Angel & Maan. They sent me the message on this post nine days after my mom passed away in 2015.

Hello, Curtis . Today (and always) we just want you to know that you are loved. – Karla, Angel & Maan

28 Jan 2015, Facebook

I got this note from my girls in Singapore nine days after my mom passed away. I was still in Manila, coming to grips with burying the person I loved the most only four days ago. The photo above, sent with the message, reminded me that I may be alone at the moment inside my parents’ bedroom, hopelessly trying to take in the fading scent of my mom’s perfume on her pillows, but I AM NOT ALONE in this journey of grief.

Of course, it would take me another year or so to really BELIEVE that statement above. :P In His time, my friends. In His Time.

 

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Are you an Empathizer? Or a Sympathizer?

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

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