The Pain Just Changes- 16 Years After Mama's Death

Earlier this year, I was talking to a friend who was approaching the one year death anniversary of her father. I knew that she must have been experiencing so many hard emotions all at once. I remember when the first anniversary of my mom's death happened back in 2002. It was terrible.

I wanted desperately to tell her that time heals all wounds that that the pain would be less and less with each passing year. At the time, I  had lived 15 years since losing my mom. Surely this should be something that I can say from personal experience.

But then I realized that I'd be telling a lie if I said that to her.

Time doesn't heal all wounds. And the pain doesn't go away. It just changes.