Music has always been important to Ben and me, individually and as a couple. It was something we shared with Elliot in utero and looked forward to sharing with her as she grew up. When Elliot first passed away, I found it nearly impossible to listen to music. My heart wanted to reject everything that once made me smile. It was just too hard to go back to something from my old life. I thought nothing would ever make me feel remotely happy or normal again. So why bother?

It took me a while to realize that it is okay to be happy again, even after such a tremendous loss. It is okay to take pleasure in the things I enjoyed before Elliot passed away. I have found solace and even happiness in music again. I want to share the songs that have helped me work through my grief. Maybe they will resonate with you as well, no matter what you are going through.

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