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Finding Purpose in the Pain: How Gratitude for Justice's Lights Transformed My Grief

In the darkest moments of our lives, we often find ourselves searching for a glimmer of hope, a beacon to guide us through the unbearable pain. For me, that beacon was Love Like Justice Company and Justice's Lights on the Bell Street Bridge in Glendive, Montana, a dream that blossomed in the wake of my child, Justice's, passing. This is a story not just of grief and loss but of transformation, purpose, and the incredible power of giving back.

A Dream Awakens

It began with a dream, both literally and metaphorically. In the days following Justice's departure from this world, I found myself adrift in a sea of sorrow, where sleep was my only escape. Yet, it was during these fleeting moments of rest that a vision began to take shape—a vision of creating something that would not only serve as a tribute to Justice's memory but also offer solace to others navigating the tumultuous waves of grief.

The Journey of Hard Work

Turning that vision into reality was no easy feat. It required an immense amount of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. There were days when the weight of my loss seemed too much to bear, making even the simplest tasks feel insurmountable. But with each step forward, I found a sense of purpose slowly weaving its way through my grief, strengthening my resolve to push through the challenges.

Struggle Shapes Purpose

The path was fraught with obstacles, both expected and unforeseen. There were moments of mental exhaustion that loomed large, threatening to extinguish the fledgling light of hope that had begun to flicker within me. Yet, it was through these struggles that my purpose became crystal clear. Love Like Justice and Justice's Lights was no longer just a dream; it had become my mission—a way to honor my child's life by helping others find their way through the darkness of loss.

Healing Through Giving Back

What started as a personal project quickly evolved into something much larger than I had anticipated. Justice's Light became a beacon for grieving parents and individuals seeking inspiration amidst despair. Through this initiative, I discovered the profound healing power of giving back. Each story shared, every life touched by Justice's Lights, added another layer of healing, gradually mending the shattered pieces of my heart.

Gratitude as a Foundation

Amidst the pain, gratitude emerged as a foundational pillar of my journey. I am grateful for the time I had with Justice, for the dream that ignited a spark of hope in my darkest hour, and for the opportunity to help others through their grief. This gratitude has not only helped me heal but has also transformed my perspective on loss and purpose.

A Message to Others

To those who are walking through the valley of grief, know that you are not alone. Your pain is valid, and your feelings are justified. But within your sorrow lies the potential for profound transformation. Allow yourself to dream, struggle, and find your unique purpose. Healing is a journey, not a destination, and it is often through helping others that we find our way back to light.

Justice's Lights stands as a testament to my child's enduring spirit and the resilience of the human heart. It reminds us that even in our deepest despair, we can find purpose, hope, and a reason to keep moving forward.

In sharing this story, I hope it may offer a glimmer of hope to those in need, a reminder that out of grief can come growth, purpose, and a legacy that shines brightly in honor of those we’ve lost.

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