Grief to Life

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As incredibly difficult as it has been to deal with pain and loss as an adult, I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for children. Sure, I see the ways they struggle and I’ve been there to witness how the void left by the loss of their Father effects them. But, I still cannot fathom how their young minds and hearts process and deal on a daily basis.  As… Read More

There was a time in my life as a young woman when I felt as though I had gone through more in my life than some ever would in the entirety of theirs. What gave me hope in that was the fact that I somehow, deep down in my heart, believed that God would place people in my path whom I would be able to help. I believed that as I walked… Read More

Grief isn’t contagious

As a widow and a single Mom to two teenagers, I try my best to keep a positive outlook and show only the fighter in me to the rest of the world. By that I mean the encouraging posts, positive quotes, the articles that inspire me and help me to look on the bright side, and my own writings that usually end with a statement about how I’m going to just keep… Read More

Silence. It can be deafening. Sometimes it’s a choice. Have you ever been so consumed with your thoughts that you can’t think straight? Have you ever been weighed down so badly by the weight of hurt and grief that it’s difficult to pick yourself up? Have you ever been surrounded by people yet had the overwhelming feeling that you are all alone? Have you ever, although knowing you should maybe reach out… Read More

I wrote that 5 years ago. Although much has changed; so much of that is still the same.  It’s crazy to look back and see how far I’ve come.  “They” say time heals all wounds. Does it really?? Most people don’t understand that no matter how much time goes by, you don’t stop loving someone that was taken from you. I didn’t get a divorce. He didn’t choose to leave me. This… Read More

In a class I took awhile back I read about the fears that lead us to believe things that are not true. Some of these fears are: The fear of failure The fear of rejection The fear of condemnation We feel like we have to paint a picture for others that we have everything under control and are problem free. We hold ourselves to standards that are not attainable. We think others… Read More

There is a quote that I love that always makes me think. I have a big ugly scar on my leg. That’s what I think when I look at it. Ugly. In the past I have been really self conscious about it. Most summers I wore long pants to cover it. I hated when I noticed people notice it. I didn’t want people to see it. So I hid it. But I… Read More

We were clueless.  We couldn’t have known.  We got in a car together just as we had several times a day for 14+ years.  We cranked up the music.  We pulled out of the driveway.  For the last time.  Five years ago today my kids and I lost the single most important person in our lives.  My best friend and the one that I would grow old with was gone.  In an… Read More