Mourning Toward Momentum

I’ve seen the post with the pictures so many times. It’s the family or the teenager making a big move to somewhere new. The post often depicts some of their favorite things, moments, and people from where they are leaving. It’s usually accompanied by a heartfelt caption with tears and hugs. I sometimes find myself yelling (to no one in particular) … “If you are so sad, then why are you moving?”  The truth, however, is that sadness and grief always accompanies the move to something new.

It’s ok. It’s normal. It’s necessary.  

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