Today I was listening to the latest podcasts of @msrachelhollis as I usually do. As I was puttering around the house cleaning and such, and just let it keep playing. So the last one of hers I listened to, I didn't get all the way through for some reason or another. So it picked up where I left off last time. The podcast was her interview with Vice President Joe Biden. This is not a political post, but it was about grief. Something that has an entire new meaning for me this last year, and for so many of my loved ones. I knew he had lost in son to cancer not to long ago, but I didn't know that in his earlier years he lost his wife and daughter in a car accident. There are so many bits of wisdom he shares in their conversation. One I particularly love was, as a family they have tried to keep traditions alive. Everyone didn't participate in them all the first year, but eventually they have been able to do this. He shared what that meant to him and how it affected his grand kids. He shares his ups and downs in a way I was able to relate with. He touched on something I have often thought of my dad, that is, he can never be just gone. I believe this with a new kind of understanding. He can never be completely gone from me, because I am a part of him and he is a part of me. Physically, spiritually and mentally, he will always, in all realms be with me. He touched on feeling that about his son and daughter and wife.
My hope is that the people I love that have so much hurt and grief, find some peace and hope in listening to this. There is hope for better days, even though it doesn't seem like it now.
Thanks to @rachelhollis and Vice President Biden for sharing this with the world. #griefandloss #msracelhollis #risepodcastwithrachelhollis #risepodcast #madeformore #joebiden #hopeforbetterdays