Time and change will get you through this, I promise...I've written a few responses to posts since I joined this weekend but I wanted to "officially" introduce myself to all of you with the hopes…Continue
I was 33 years old when I lost my firefighter fiance on 9.11, and I am the weepy widow who finds love again in the documentary, "Rebirth", which aired on Showtime for the tenth anniversary. The film captured strong glimpses of my journey through grief from 2002 -2009, and is being used as a tool to promote understanding of the nature of grief and resilience:
I am married now with 3-year-old and 4-yr-old daughters who have high-functioning autism. Life is busy, in a good way, and I will do my best to check in regularly and offer support where I can. I am honored to be a part of this community and hope to help young widows/widowers navigate the treacherous waters of Grief Ocean by sharing some of the wisdom I have gleaned from my experience. My heart goes out to all of you on the journey- you will get through it as you ride the tides of change, I promise...
I was 9 1/2 months out and it was the first anniversary of our first kiss/engagement anniversary and I wanted to do something to honor the day. Sergio had gone skydiving a few years before and he loved it so much I put it on my bucket list too. I brought one of my dearest friends who had every reason to live to jump with me- I prayed that if one of the parachutes was going to fail it would be mine. I clung to Sergio's prayer card and took the leap attached to the…Continue
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks I began writing e-mail updates to keep my family and friends posted about the news regarding Sergio. Over time they evolved into a chronicle of my grief journey during the first two years or so and I am hoping to share some of them here in the coming weeks. I've seen a few posts lately about members receiving signs from their loved ones and I wanted to share my…Continue
Ten years ago today would have been the day I married my beloved Sergio. It's amazing to me, thinking about how far I've come, after spending this afternoon happily splashing in the pool with my husband Ray and our two daughters. I love my peaceful and joy-filled life, and am so incredibly grateful to have the love of these two incredible men. For those of you early in the journey, I know it's almost impossible to imagine that you will ever feel peace again, but take it from me, time and…Continue