Grief is fear.
Fear that your loved one will die. Fear that you won't succeed as a caregiver.
Mourning is anger.
Anger at a life cut short. Anger that the happiness you owned has been repossessed.
Sorrow is confusion.
Confusion that such a terrible thing could happen to your child. Confusion that such a terrible thing could happen to you.
Bereavement is searching.
Searching for a way to make tangible the happy memories of your intangible child. Searching for the direction that life will lead you now.
Healing is reawakening.
A reawakening of the kindness in your heart that allows you to bring happiness and beauty to others.