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  • Writer's picture Gabrielle Elise Jimenez

Dear Grief...

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

I was thinking about you today … and how you make me feel

Wishing you were just a dream … wishing you weren’t real


But the truth is that you are here to stay

You are never going to leave

This is something I am learning to accept

Something I know and something I believe


I am doing the very best I can

Taking each day one at a time

Honoring what I need for me

Accepting that some days... I am not fine


There is something I have been meaning to say

Something important I want you to hear

I will allow you to walk alongside me

I will allow you to stay near

But you will not block my path

You will not get in my way

You will honor and respect me

You will listen to what I say

You will comfort me when I am down

You will hold me good and tight

You will allow me to have good and bad days

And you will love me with all your might


The truth has become quite clear to me…

Grief… you are here to stay

It’s okay… you are welcome here

But this has to be done my way…


xo

Gabby





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imgrandmacarol
imgrandmacarol
06 jun 2022

Thank you once again, Gabby for your wise words. Intense grief has hit me 3 times in my life. First as a vulnerable, believing 13 year old. After giving birth to my sister and I and losing two babies at birth due to the RH factor, then untreatable, my mother became unexpectedly pregnant again. I was so excited and absolutely believed this baby would be OK because God knew how much we wanted it. My much wiser mother cautioned me and my sister that regardless, this baby would not survive. I have never really understood how my mom dealt with this knowledge, because I could never bring myself to talk about it with her. I do know, when my little…

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06 jun 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your heart. Your messages always touch me and I am truly honored to read them. xo Gabby

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selfcarewitheileen
selfcarewitheileen
04 jun 2022

Your words are inspiring my discernment toward becoming a grief educator. Putting words down in the form of a poem has been healing for me. I appreciate all that you share.

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