I can’t remember the last time I re-watched One Tree Hill – but have had this line stuck in my head all week. “Grief is like the ocean.”

When you google that – the first thing that comes up is an actual quote said by someone about the waves and how grief ebbs and flows. I know that’s true – but that’s not really how I was thinking about it. A few google searches later, the quote I remembered from One Tree Hill came up:

There’s nothing romantic about death. Grief is like the ocean. It’s deep and Dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love.

This whole week has had me thinking about grief and the grieving process. I’m not sure I’ll ever understand it. But if anyone has any tips about how to “get through” it, feel free to send them.

I had to put one of my dogs down this week. We had been on borrowed time for the last month and fighting the bitch that is old age for about a year. It was time. I’m not allowed to say he was my favorite because I truly didn’t have a favorite – but man did I love him a ton. I’ve had him since I was 22 – and he was my first dog that was “my” dog, and not a family dog. He was there when I got home from graduating college, he’s gone through several moves, job changes, relationships, other family things – and has been there with me through it all. We grew up together and I’ll miss him a ton. Grateful to all the friends and family who have reached out about him and shared their love of him. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.

Bye Fredo ❤
Miss you. Love you forever.
– Mom

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