This time of the year is extremely difficult when a loved one has died. Somehow it doesn’t matter if it was a year since their passing or a decade. We miss the traditions we created, the joy of being together, the love we shared. If you have close family it helps, somewhat. For those of us who don’t… we’re going it alone. Before Jack died I use to fear being
How many people have told you that time heals all wounds? Or that in time you won’t cry, won’t miss him, won’t want to talk to her as much? Sometimes though in this journey of being alone you experience pain that is even worse than the day they died. Now that I am past the “year of firsts” my life has become more routine. I’m not dealing regularly with people
Are you waiting to give yourself permission to laugh again, to even smile again? For some reason when we have been through the worst life has to offer we continue punishing ourselves long after what happened is long over. No matter what you’ve done or not done, lost or even driven away from your life you are worthy and you deserve to be happy. We all have things in our
I’m starting this day out in a way that sets the tone for the rest of it. Are you? Some mornings we are on autopilot and don’t give a thought to our own wants and needs. We go about our day as if it can be nothing other than routine. I generally like my routine. After dealing with such major life changes that routine is a godsend. If however we
If you have been through a tragedy or a major life change have you stopped to take notice of how far you’ve come? More than likely you have a new perspective that serves you better. Maybe it’s a recognition of how precious life is or an understanding that your choices have consequences. Perhaps you’ve come to the realization that you missed a few signs along your journey and now you’ll pay more attention to how you feel & what you think.