I don't know why I can't keep this blog updated. But, that's the way things go I guess. In lieu of sharing any of my own experiences today, I'm going to suggest you head over to Claire Bidwell Smith's blog.
This exceptionally talented writer recently published a memoir about the loss of her parents, which blew me away and kept me sniffling for the better part of a transatlantic flight. She's been keeping up this blog for years now, something I admire, especially since she's also a mom. And even though I myself am not a parent, I find myself enchanted by the poignant ways she describes love.
Of course, it's no revelation that going through life's most painful moments really does make us better at recognizing its beauty. But sometimes you need an honest voice like Claire's to remind you of that.
So, if you're in the mood for a little bright spot in your day, then go ahead and bookmark her blog like I did.