I’m resharing this, with a tip of the hat to Joan Hitchens of Navigating Grief, who shared it on Facebook. Personally, I disagree with the imperative, ‘you have to…’. I would argue that this is the simple fact of moving on.

If I am utterly honest, I am still in the process of moving on from the loss of Kim, but that is the level on which this post speaks to me.

Camp Erin Parents


I had planned to write about something completely different this month, until I saw this posted on a friend’s Facebook page. I saw the picture and thought, Yes!! Oh how I wish that everyone could understand and appreciate this!

I know I’m not the only one who reacted the way I did when I saw that picture. I know that so many of you despise that “moving on” phrase. And I know that far too many of you have been the victim of some who feel that your “moving on” means you’re “forgetting” your past.

I cannot tell you how much I want the phrase “moving on” removed from our vocabulary. I’d like to make it illegal for anyone to ever say it again in a negative way. I’d much rather hear, “moving forward” – it has a much more positive sound to it, don’t you think?

Moving on has…

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About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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