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Rita Moran: Please, don't ask me if I'm over it yet

Please, don't ask me if I'm over it yet.Sorrow_1
I'll never be over it.
Please, don't tell me she's in a better place.
She isn't with me.
Please, don't say at least she isn't suffering.
I haven't come to terms with why she had to suffer at all.
Please, don't tell me you know how I feel
Unless you have lost a child.
Please, don't ask me if I feel better.
Bereavement isn't a condition that clears up.
Please, don't tell me at least you had her for so many years.
What year would you choose for your child to die?
Please, don't tell me God never gives us more than we can bear.
Please, just tell me you are sorry.
Please, just say you remember my child, if you do.
Please, just let me talk about my child.
Please, mention my child's name.
Please, just let me cry.

    --Rita Moran. Published in Compassionate Friends


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I lost my son almost a year ago and I know exactally what you are feeling some of the things people say to you don't comfort you at all. I had one woman tell me now I have my own personal angel if they only knew how much it hurts not to have them here with us they wouldn't say anything except I am sorry for your loss and I pray for you and your family. I am truly sorry for the loss of your daughter. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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