Shortly after we lost Gabriel, a friend of ours told us about one of her coworkers who was taking the weekend off. Her adult daughters came home and they got a cake and watched movies, celebrating the birthday of their brother, who should have been in his 20's.
As heartbroken as I was, it gave me something to hold on to. 20 years. I can make it 20 years.
Everyone's path of grief is different, but I have tried to find examples of people who have not only endured by thrived after their loss, to see that there is hope if I can only find it.