Connect 4 Connections

Hey there, my peeps!
So listen, too often there is a “follow for follow” mentality. We see it in social media and we see it here.
I’m so thankful for the connections I’ve made here. They are worth far more than statistics or numbers!
I would like for you to:
1) Link your blog in the comments. Share a little bit of your heart and what your blog is about.
2) Share someone else’s blog (link) and tell us why you like that blog so much.
3) Share this on your page too.
Let’s get connected with bloggers that we are truly interested in and help others do the same!
Aaaaand go! ??????

Published by 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 👋🏼 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 😂 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.

6 thoughts on “Connect 4 Connections

  1. Hi I’m Roger. My blog site is rogerholmackblog.wordpress.com. It’s titled “My Journey through grief and faith. ” As far as I can tell, I’m one of the few men who blog about their grief. My daughter Amanda passed away 2/5/16 from sepsis. She was 20. I write about her and my journey through this mess. Hugs.

  2. Hi Roger. I’m so very sorry for your loss and so proud you are finding a constructive way to deal with it and help others struggling with loss. I’ll definitely check your blog out! May God bless you!

  3. https://journey-for-life.com/.
    Hi there! Thanks for the post. It’s a great way to promote connections! I enjoy reading about your journey! My blog is called “Journey For Life” because that’s what we’re on. It’s a collection of thoughts past and present to hopefully encourage people to live a life that matters. Please stop by! I’d love to see you!

  4. My blog page is called One More Day. I’ve been a widower for almost 2 years and my page is an inspiring way to help, learn, and share what it means to be alive for One More Day. Check out my page on FACEBOOK @onemoreday or my blog page myonemoreday.wordpress.com. Thanks Joni for letting us share our lives with each other.

  5. Hello! My blog started from trauma and ptsd. I am a survivor of rape. Less than one year after the rape and seeing a counselor I started my Masters in Counseling. My new journey brings out all kinds of thoughts and questions about life. I am going to start sharing those thoughts in order to start conversations. I have no idea where the road is going but I can not wait to get there!
    https://savinggracesupportgroup.org/
    I also have a list of blogs I follow and read on the right hand side. One that needs attention is my friends that write about Parkinson’s. https://parkinsonsdiseasehonestly.wordpress.com/
    Thank you for what you are doing! Writing can be such a great outlet to reach others we may not have previously had access to!
    Katie

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