While death and divorce are the most obvious grieving experiences, there are actually over 40 different loss events that can produce feelings of grief. In fact, for the majority of us, our very first experience is a loss. Our mothers go into labor, give birth to us, and what do we do? We cry! Why? Because we were just birthed into a big, overwhelming world and it is scary! Our entire familiar surroundings and behaviors changed in an instant, and now we have to deal with losing the safety and nourishment of our mother’s womb.
Other grieving experiences include moving, marriage, childbirth, injuries, sickness, and bullying. I wrote my next song right after my 21-year-old brother was diagnosed with Diffuse Large Cell B-Cell Lymphoma in 2011. I was grieving my brains out, terrified of what the future would bring, heartbroken that he would have to have surgery, a bone marrow biopsy, and chemotherapy at such a young age. The very real possibility of losing him to cancer ravished my heart.
This song is called “Not You”. I hope these words of my heart connect with the voice of yours. ❤
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❤ Jennifer ❤