Kim D. Bailey’s “A Father’s Day Message” in her Breaking the Legacy of Silence series is out today. Be sure to check it out! #fathers #amwriting #amreading

Grief does that to you. You don’t lose people all at once. You lose them over time. No matter how it happens, the pain doesn’t go away, but dulls and fades with the daylight and grows dim in the accumulation of nights under a moonless sky. A lost moment of memory, the inability to picture a smile or remember the sound of a voice, brings the pain back with clarity—but the diminished pieces held remain faded. Nothing can bring them back, and nothing can stop the deterioration.

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