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Moving Forward

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot...

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance..."
[Ecclesiastes 3]

It's been a difficult past two months, that's for sure. Every day without my brother I've been pained with sadness or many times even guilt. I could've done more to help him. I could've been more loving. Maybe if I had been more loving he wouldn't have felt so alone. He wouldn't have left us.

For a while, I allowed myself to feel the pain, to go back and forth between one guilt-stained thought and the next.

Yet I'm realizing more and more each day that, eventually, there comes a time when you need to move on. Maybe not "move on," necessarily, since that makes it seem like you're trying to forget all memory of that person. Maybe instead just "move forward" with your own life …