1. Sometimes things are harder because we get stronger. Our strength enables us to take on new challenges, approach things in new ways, and this can seem harder than it was when we felt less strong, less able.

2. Nine years ago today was really hard for someone I love. Time changes things I think, but the heart will always be heavy.

3. Grief is love and love is grief.

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