I am a big crier. It took some time for my husband to get used to it when we first met.
I’m glad to say I’m still as big of a crier as I was when I met him – possibly even more.
I used to hold the full breadth of grief and sadness in and then release multiple holdings in many waves of sobbing when the floodgates were triggered open.
Now, I cry more as the feelings arise. The smaller waves are more manageable. I can roll with them and not feel like I got hit by a truck the next morning and have swollen eyes for days after.
Grief and sadness don’t go away if we don’t acknowledge them. They simply hide waiting for a better time to come out so they can finally be acknowledged. And that more ideal time is usually when they see an emotion just like them that can tag team them in.
Let the tears come. Let the waves of grief and sadness ripple through. Let the body feel the release and relief fully.