Your Story Doesn’t End With Grief: Creating Your Next Chapter.

October 19, 2016

This life, it’s your story.

Stories are a journey.

There’s love, heartbreak, failure, pain, struggle, happiness, and sometimes there’s grief too.


It’s your story right now.

And that story probably feels like a tragic tale with a cliffhanger that’s left you wondering if there’s a happy ending waiting for you at the end.

Your story, it doesn’t end at grief.

It doesn’t end at grief.

What if, what if…

this is simply the beginning?

The start of a new chapter.

One that you get to write.

Yes I know writing a new story was not part of your plan.

And you’re angry – at the universe or at G-d or at whomever or whatever put you here in this situation.

You might also be a little (or a lot) angry at yourself.

Because even though it’s the farthest thing from the truth, you feel like this loss was your responsibility. Even in the womb, you felt it was your job to protect and care for your child.

Let yourself be angry.

Let yourself cry.

Let yourself hide.

Let yourself be afraid.

But know that you’re also in this uncomfortable chapter of learning to love yourself and your life again.

It’s the cliffhanger where you feel like you’re spiraling out of control.

The spiraling stops here.

At the place where you are invited deeper into your personal journey.

The place where you ask…

How am I grateful?

Who still showers me with love?

Where am I seeing light?

Can I shift my perspective?

Your last chapter ended in heartbreak, and it hurts so much now because there is still more to come.

So much more.

What are you willing to do to create the next chapter of your story?

It’s waiting…

And it can be amazing.

I promise.

beryl-november-102squareI’m Beryl. Mom to 2 (one angel and one here on earth). Photographer. Teacher. And creator of the completely free 4 Week Illuminate Photo Course for loss families. I’m an old soul who is most content sipping lattés and connecting with friends new and old. A former teacher, I’ve swapped days of showing Kindergarteners how to read and write for weekends and evenings of showing families how to find healing behind the lens. Sign up for Illuminate today and let’s heal together, shall we? 

  • I believe in feeding the spirit with lifelong learning, photographic healing, and a glass half full perspective. I'm a coffee addict and an iPhone junkie who thrives on sunshine and light. I look to the sky to feel closer to my first born angel and feel her warmth. You can find me on facebook, twitter, and my blog where I'll nourish your mind, body, & soul with photography tips and inspiration.


    • Kate

      November 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

      I have lost my beautiful boy at 21 weeks and would love to learn about using the camera lense to help with grief and capture special moments.

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