I intend to live a more peaceful life in honor of my daughter.
For me, peace is recognizing that grief is messy, painful and confusing but not allowing it to rule every moment of my life. It’s knowing that doubt and fear are a part of me now. All of those things are there for a reason. I need to process them. I need to feel them. The goal is not to eliminate them completely. That is impossible. The goal is let them be part of the journey, but not drown in them.
Peace is letting love be the center. I grieve for Zoey deeply because I love her deeply. But I will not let the fear of loss scare me from loving. I will not be afraid to love my daughter, my family, my friends. I will not be afraid to love life again.