Therapy πŸ“

I’ve been pretty quiet lately. Losing my Dad has been a very difficult thing to deal with. That, coupled with this already being a tough time of year, it’s been a pretty trying time. I was thinking tonight about different ways that I could help myself to feel better. Although I haven’t felt like I have much to say lately, I was reminded how helpful writing has been to me. I guess it’s kind of been my therapy. So, I’m going to make an effort to get back to that.

Hope that each of you are doing well. I look forward to catching up with you and on your writings.

Joni πŸ’›

Author: Joni@GrieftoLife

Gotta love the 'About Me' sections of everything. I feel like I'm either in a one sided interview or trying to create a dating profile. "I like starry nights and long walks on the beach" Ha! All jokes aside, it is necessary to share your story. Especially in a place like this where you hope to reach people through your struggles. So here goes everything... Hi everyone πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Grief is a journey, an ever changing and painful process. It can isolate you and make you feel more lonely than one could ever imagine. That is why I write and share my story. We need support. We need people that "get it." We need each other. I was married to the love of my life, just shy of 13 years. We went to school together, known him since elementary. He was my "boyfriend" in 5th grade. I even wrote "Joni Roberts" in my notebooks and cheered for him when he played basketball at recess πŸ˜‚ We came back together when we went to the prom, as friends, our senior year in high school. That was in 1997. We started dating seriously in the summer of 1998. He asked me to be his wife in February of 1999. We said "I do" on October 2nd of the same year. We had our first child in October of 2000, our son. We had our daughter, 22 months later in August of 2002. In the time we were married, we went through more than most could go through in a lifetime. We never gave up on each other. In June of 2012, he and I were in a horrible car accident that claimed his life. In an instant, my entire world was shattered, leaving me a grieving single mother of two grieving children who are now teenagers. I'm walking day by day through life without the one that would be with me forever. I would have never imagined that this is where I would be in my life at 38 years old. But, I am doing everything I can to be strong, to raise our two children, to take this grief and use it to fuel the purpose for the rest of my days here on earth. ONE. DAY. AT. A. TIME. Today: I am in the waiting room for my first neurologist appointment. It is in the same office as my surgeon from the accident. I'm sitting here remembering myself horribly hurt and in a wheelchair and I'm overwhelmed with feelings but mostly reflecting on how far I've come. I love and miss my best friend every single day. I'm positive that won't change until we are together again. I am choosing to try and live my life in a way that would honor him and make him proud. Living With Purpose.

29 thoughts on “Therapy πŸ“

  1. So glad to hear from you again…and so sorry about your dad. I know it can be tough. My mother passed early and our dad was the constant in our lives. When he passed, it was tough. Your grief was compounded by other grief…not an easy thing to deal with. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  2. Good to hear from you again Joni, I have been praying for you for sometime now. Writing is a good therapy. I have just lost my Aunt who was more like a sister, miss her so much. Remember they are just a thought away from you.

  3. πŸ¦‹ 🌈 It is wonderful that you wrote agian Joni because I have missed you! We all have! I am sad to read about your dad and I am praying for you and your family. Your strength is a true inspiration and I thank you for being such a strong woman. πŸŒˆπŸ¦‹πŸ€—

  4. So good to see your name in my inbox today Joni, meaning you had something there to be read. You don’t need to write a lot of posts, or long posts, it is good to see something from you periodically, whenever you feel like touching base. Obviously there are a number of us who look forward to whenever and whatever you share, even just to say Hello, because we appreciate you.
    My sympathies for you on your Dad’s passing as well. That is always difficult.
    This has been a tough year. One and one half months, it ends and we start a new year.
    It is always a blessing when we realize that Jesus Christ is with us though, regardless of the situation, or how deep the valley, and Holy Spirit is within all who call Jesus Saviour.
    It is a blessing, and strength to have friends who care, to share, laugh, cry, pray with. Even though friends here may be miles apart, we still share Jesus, and we can share His Love and compassion with one another.
    You are welcomed, cared for, appreciated, Loved here always Joni.
    God Bless you, and give you His continued Strength through Christ.

    1. This is beautiful and your words always touch and encourage my heart. Thankful to have connected with such amazing people here, you included! Hope you had a wonderful and blessed day.

  5. So sorry about your Dad’s passing. You need time to go through the grief and healing. It helps knowing that friends and family are there supporting you. Time will help ease the pain and then you can think of all the fond memories.

Leave a Reply