There is nothing permanent except change.
We are slowly approaching the new season and the new year, the changing of our calendar. Each year we either look toward these changes with excitement or with trepidation. Regardless, change comes. We can count on very little in life to be predictable, except change. We may not be able to say when things will change in life, since life doesn’t always operate on a handy calendar schedule. We may not enjoy the changes (predictable or not) that comes into our lives. Yet we may be able to rest some certainty on the fact that change is consistent. What makes change uncomfortable is that we are powerless to stop it.
Change is inevitable and accepting such a powerful change is required. The more readily we as grievers can come to accept the changes that comes with loss, the better. Accepting the change does not mean losing the loved one forever; it means that we can begin to move forward in healing.