Sometimes people try to help by rushing you out of the grieving process back into the main stream of what your life was. People sometimes even say words like “You need to get back into life” but your life is forever changed by the transition of loss. The length of the grieving process is different for each person, and you know the grieving process needs to take place for healing to begin. This is not to say one should grieve forever and not move on with life, but grieve in your own way and while the healing takes place you… Continue reading
The hardest time to have to learn about grief is when you’re in the middle of it. This is when we are taking a crash course in learning how to feel and what to do, but I discovered there is no course you can take because grief is a journey none of us knows until we reach it. The grieving process is just that path we must take that will eventually get us to the other side of acceptance and joy. Until then, be gentle with yourself and take one day at a time. Oh, being in the moment with… Continue reading
After the death of my husband, some of my fears were as follows, please send me your comments in the space below as to what were or are your fears?
- How will I ever get over this overwhelming sadness
- Unbelieving that he is actually gone
- How will my life go on without him
- How will I manage our business
- How will I financially make it
There are many lessons I have learned through loss, and I am coming to understand now that I probably knew these lessons all along, in other words they were within me, my core, who I am. However it took the tragedy of loss for me to remember those lessons and have the courage to take action and affirm how precious life is. I am not here to dwell on loss but rather support you in life.
There is no simple way through the grieving process, I know because I’ve been there.
In 2005 I lost my Mom and husband within a month of each other and later that same year an uncle. I have lost relatives to death before, but this was different. This was the first parent I’ve lost and the only husband I’ve ever had. When someone this close to us dies, we are devastated –on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. I hadn’t had much of a chance to grieve the loss of my mother when my husband passed and now I… Continue reading