“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.” – William Shakespeare
There are some emotions that render us exquisitely vulnerable. Grief is one of those.
These last few days, the grief that only a mother of adoption loss can know has been my constant companion. I am left feeling raw and wildly exposed to the vicissitudes of others, unsteady and unsure of what direction to take next. Reunion has a way of doing that to a woman.
Fortunately, grief also brings with it information about ourselves and others, information that can transform us and our relationships. Grief can empower us, if we let it.
And so I am letting it.