Love Sits Silently

Love sits silently with you.
Love, a plush blanket wrapped
Woven inside,
All around your despair,
The chill of hopelessness.
Love holds you in its comforting lap
As you wail, scream, flail,
Flounder, sob, and hiccup.
Love, a warm hand, holding
A tissue, wiping a
Tear-streaked face.
Love looks right into your red, puffy eyes
Sees your radiant, pounding, beautiful heart.
Love does not pretend you aren’t hurting
By looking at a watch, a clock, a screen,
An unopened door.
Love breathlessly touches your hand,
Places an arm around your shoulders,
Offers you a hot cup of tea.
Love patiently allows you
All the time you need to feel.
Love remains endlessly present,
Awake while you sleep exhausted
With your sadness.
Love kisses your heart, your forehead,
Your check,
Pulls the covers around
your shivering body.
Love smiles warmly when you awake,
Whispers a gentle good morning.
Love walks by your side,
Always by your side
Reminding you–
You are loved more than you can even imagine.
Love affirms– your precious life matters.
Through time, Grief and Love become One, in
The GriefLove place where sun shines,
Snow melts,
Shoots emerge from the muddy earth;
An enduring, unwavering celebration,
A Peacefully tender expansion of your
Courageous, compassionate soul.
Your ability to experience grief
Forever walks with the breadth,
Depth of your
Immense capacity to Love.

Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura Staley passionately helps people thrive by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, mind, body, and soul. Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by almost two decades of working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes speaking, writing, and compassionate listening. As a columnist, Laura writes personal essays focused on self-discovery, feng shui, emotional health, and transformations from the inside out. Laura is the published author of three books: Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a fulltime parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. She resides in Black Mountain, NC with lovable dog, Layla. Laura is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy