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Today I looked at the date and was surprised to realise it was May 14. Surprised because I have had such a hectic 14 months since my second husband's death. Surprised because it did not hit like a bolt out of the blue but rather a gentle reminder. And this is perhaps the most amazing thing about this whole grief journey, not the bolts out of the blue, or the 'body blows', but the simple realization that time and life have moved forward and I'm not really sure how I have managed to do it…Continue
7 months today you chose to leave me. For the first 2 weeks I was numb, disbelief ruling my waking hours which were many. Coming into week 3 I began to discover things about you I never imagined and my emotions turned ugly (to say the least). Anger at the situation you had left me with, panic at the realization that I had no savings left and no home...along with an inability to cope with a job requiring a huge emotional input.
Finding the only way I could deal with many of the…Continue
I am approaching 6 months out without that dreaded feeling in the pit of my stomach and no-one is more surprised than me. 6 months is simply the passage of time since my 2nd husband chose to leave this world. I have been to hell and back over his choice and finally have Doug's suicide in a safe place in my mind. He will always be in my heart, as will be my 1st husband who died 12 years ago from cancer. I am…Continue
It's Sunday morning, the sun is shining, the kids are happy...and all's right with the world.
The last 5 months have been very tough on our whole family, so today I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful things that have happened to us over the last week.
After house hunting FOREVER!!! I found a house to call home on Thursday and my offer was accepted on Friday - so i have my weekends back again...not to mention the hours of trolling the internet organizing viewings. I…Continue