I had an interesting experience earlier today. I was ambushed by sadness. I recognized it from my grieving days. But this was a little different. I was hit with a sad memory of my days taking Kathy to chemo for her breast cancer.
I hadn’t been to the oncology office since Kathy was going there. But as soon as I entered the parking lot and saw the front door a wave of familiar feeling washed over me. I was dropping customers off there, otherwise I would not have visited.
Kathy died in 2014. But this is the first emotional upset that I have had in over a year. Fortunately it did not last long and I was able to talk to someone about it.
My reason for sharing this is to let you know that memories never go away and that grieving, while temporary, can still sneak up on you. The good thing is that I got over this quickly and knew how to deal with it. Thank you Greif Share for teaching me valuable lessons on making it through grief.