In football terms, your blindside is the area you can not see. It’s your vulnerable area.
Rehabilitating from any injury – physical or emotional – is not easy. It takes longer, hurts more than you want it to. Grief is not something that you “get over” – it is something you must “get through”. Over the past few days, I have begun my grief journey and I’m currently trying to regain my footing. Going back to the football analogy – it is like I have a concussion and I’m not totally together.
I’ve walked this walk with hundreds of others. I’ve been here myself before and I’m not a stranger. I do not doubt that I will make it through this. As my husband has stated many times “You’re going to be OK – it’s just going to be rough for awhile”. I believe that I will make it – that I’m even OK (for where I am) currently.
It simply takes some time to find your footing after you’ve been blindsided.