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“It takes time….”

by Michelle DaPonte Saslow

September 3, 2021

Author: Michelle DaPonte Saslow

Time to accept that a part of me is gone forever.

Time to learn to live in this new reality.

Time to learn how to breathe again.

Time to forgive the silent friends.

Time to ignore foolish platitudes.

Time to think clearly and allow the fog to lift.

Time for joy to return.

In the meantime….. I wait, missing his laughter, his “mom can you do me a big favor?”, his hugs. Missing all of who he was to me, to our family, to his friends.

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Michelle DaPonte Saslow

Michelle DaPonte Saslow is a mother of two sons and a grandmother. She is retired after many years of working in Church Ministry and Healthcare. Her oldest son Joseph died November 30, 2020, at 31 years old from a poly-substance overdose. Michelle shares her writings and sketches in the hope that they will help others who are grieving.

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