Dear Not Forgotten Girl,
When things happen that really hurt or devastate…we must not ignore the pain…we must sit with it, feel it and validate it. We must make it a cup of tea and have a chat with it…we must let it have its time to feel the way it feels. We must never stuff it down down down as if it is something to be ashamed of and never to be seen……but we must invite that pain….because it only stays as long as is needed, once it is allowed to be there. It wants to feel better…but it wants to be heard first.
This kind of pain is a messenger. Don’t shoot the messenger. This kind of pain is there to remind us, to tell us, to proclaim to us, to teach us that something must be dealt with.
It is going to be okay, you are going to be okay. Listen listen listen.
And please take very good care of YOU, because you are so very very very loved.