The Empty Photo – A Step Toward Acceptance

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The Empty Photo – A Step Toward Acceptance

Last year I took my two youngest kids to the Oregon Coast for a day trip. Just the three of us. We went Cape Lookout State Park and it was windy and not so awesome.

We packed up midday and headed off to Oceanside Beach.

We had a magical time! The weather was perfect.

We went through the tunnel to the other beach, saw paragliders coming in, had dinner on the beach and even saw whales.

It was there at the tunnel to the other beach that I took the photo of Zayne that was used on the front of the program for his memorial service.

I went back to that same beach this past weekend. I took the same photo. This time no Zayne…

For me taking this photo was a painful, but healthy first step toward accepting the reality that Zayne is gone and he is not coming back. It’s been so hard to accept this.

Getting used life without Zayne is gut wrenching but necessary. Zayne is gone and he is not coming back.

I am going to have to get used to taking photos without Zayne in them…

Steven Shomler

A Grief Expressed

A Grief Expressed

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