“Grief is love turned into an eternal missing.” -Rosamund Lupton

G is for Grief

There are many reasons a person will feel emotion grief. It can be the death of a loved one or pet, the breakup of a relationship, even the loss of independence from a disability can bring about the feelings of overwhelming sorrow. The grieving process is different from one person to another and the more significant the loss, the more extreme the grief will be. This emotion touches me personally and very deeply as I am still grieving the loss of my mother. In 2011 she lost her battle with CLL, a form of leukemia. Although it has been a little over two years I still have periods of profound sadness when something makes me think of her or someone mentions her name. Sometimes I feel angry at her and think that if she only did things differently instead of being so stubborn she may still be here. Other times I feel guilt wishing I could have done more. I am comforted however in knowing that she loved me and is now at peace. Grieving and the emotional rollercoaster ride of emotions that it brings are natural. But when this emotion gets too overwhelming to bear you must seek support from family and friends, support groups, or talk with a therapist or grief counselor.

Synonym of grief – heartache
Antonym of grief – cheer

Other Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge Posts 2014 (Emotions)
Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2014

A is for Anger
B is for Bliss
C is for Compassion
D is for Deceit
E is for Envy
F is for Fear
G is for Grief
H is for Hurt
I is for Insecurity
J is for Jilted
K is for Kindness
L is for Love and Loss (of a pet)
M is for Melancholy
N is for Nervousness
O is for Optimism
P is for Pride
Q is for Quizzical
R is for Resentment
S is for Sadness
T is for Thankfulness
U is for Unfeeling
V is for Victimization (emotional)
W is for Worry
X is for XOXO
Y is for Yearning
Z is for Zeal



  1. I too suffer grief from the loss of my mother to cancer eight years ago only a few weeks when talking to another blogger I was in tears over it. It never leaves just seems to wane at times so I am sending you a cyber hug knowing what it feels like xx

      • Yes your right life changed dramatically for me I was flung up the ladder if life and had that perpetual nightmare of watxhing someone die and the loss. My father decided to not speak to me again the minute my mum died too so there’s no one on the rung above me anymore 😦

    • It is a hard thing to accept. Sorry for the loss of your mom…hopefully over time you will find some peace with it. I’m still working through my mom’s death as well. Take care.

    • Sorry to hear that you lost your parents only six months apart. That must have been really hard to deal with! Both my parents die of cancer as well. My dad died of lung cancer in 1995 and my mom of leukemia in 2011. Thanks for the love….sending it to you also!

  2. In blogging from A to Z I am remembering some places visited with people who have since passed on … and wow, even 20 years later, the grief sometimes hits! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  3. I lost my mother to lung cancer about a year and a half ago. Sometimes it feels like a decade ago, sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday. I know how tough and complex it is for me to deal with my loss, so I’m empathetic toward what you are going through as well.

    • Sorry for your loss as well. My dad died of lung cancer as did my grandmother. My mom died of leukemia. It’s still a roller coaster ride for me and I’m sure you know the ups and downs we go through as we deal with the death of someone we love.

  4. I grieve with you. That’s a Vulcan sentiment from Star trek, but it’s the best one i’ve found.

    19 years ago on April 13, my first fiance, Tim, died of cystic fibrosis. I’ve been happily married now for almost 17 years, and this time of the year still brings the memories flooding back. I can close my eyes, and be right back there in that hospital room.

    On July 25, I’ll remember another hospital room – in the NICU – where, almost 11 years ago, my husband held our dying newborn son, Elijah. We have an older son, and a younger daughter, both happy and thriving, and there will forever be that space where he is not.

    I live with the memories, the shiftings of joy in knowing and sorrow in parting.

  5. Wow! I am sorry and comforted to know we chose the same word for g, and that the grief is for our mothers. I still miss mine and wish she were here.

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