Showing up

Sometimes all you can do is show up. There are not words to heal a broken heart or replace what was lost too soon. You cannot fix the unfixable or fill the hole that is left. All you can do is be there and listen. And say it sucks. And ask for stories that tell a life that is profoundly mourned.

You cannot make the sorrow something different. You cannot take the pain away.

You can show up.

Published by Caroline Mitchell Carrico

I am a writer, mom, and museum enthusiast in Memphis. Also a fan of reading all the words, cooking all the vegetables, and watching all my kids' soccer games.

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