0) This is for you.
1) You will lose the people you love.
2) Do not ever be sorry if it makes you cry. You don’t have to be. Some things deserve tears.
3) It’s going to be alright, you know? It’s going to hurt, for a long time probably, but you’re going to be alright.
And I know it might feel like a whole piece of your life has gone missing, and not just the days you had, but the days you might have had too. And that hurts, I know it does. And I can’t promise you’ll never feel that way again.
But you want to know something, something that might help? Remember what we say, about being afraid? Well it’s the same with being sad. Being afraid is okay, because it means you’re awake. And being sad is okay, because it means you’re alive.
And you are going to be sad. That’s alright. That’s okay. But please, whatever you do, don’t hide away forever wishing you could forget. Remember. Remember and don’t ever stop remembering. Because that’s important. That’s part of your life. Those things you lost, those things that make you sad, the only reason losing them hurts so much is because you loved them so much first. And deciding what to do next, that’s what makes you who you are. That’s what takes bravery, to do that even when you’re sad and afraid and don’t want to — especially then.
So please, don’t be sorry. You can cry. You should cry. And you should be sad.
But then, then you’ve got to do something very difficult.
Then you’ve got to be brave also.