There are five stages of grief.
Denial, is almost when you’re in shock. When you don’t believe that someone is gone. -It’s just doesn’t make sense. How could they be gone??
Anger, is pure and simple. You’re mad. -If there is a god, why did he take them?? It’s not fair! They were too young!
Bargaining, is what most people do, however always different. -For example: “If there’s anyway for him to come back, then I’ll do it! Whatever it is! Take my life. Or, I’ll go to church every possible day and I’ll go to college and stop smoking cigarettes…” It’s someone coming to terms with what’s happened, but it’s not acceptance.
Depression is when it fully hits. -They’re gone this time… forever. I never got to take them to their favorite restaurant. I never finished making this blanket for them…. there are so many things we didn’t get to do… how could they be gone…?
And acceptance, possibly the hardest stage as it can even take years to come to this stage, is just that- acceptance. -Okay, I know you’re gone and that’s okay. We had great times while you were here and I’ll always love you and I know you won’t want me to be sad. I understand now. I’ll be okay…