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This has been a rough week for me. Monday was a holiday (in Canada where I live)which gave me far to much time to think. Then on Tuesday it would have been Ron and my 30th Anniversary. Then Wednesday was 4 months since Ron died. Today, Thursday was a mass for my Ron, my daughter and I attended.
Today I would like to talk about something I don’t always speak of often. I believe because I get into such a dark place because of the loss of my husband that I forget that there are wonderful people who are here to help me. There have been a lot of people who went out of their way to help me. Some are family and some are not. My daughter has been absolutely wonderful. My boys have been helpful. My brother and his family have been there for me since the minute they returned early from his holiday to be with us. My brother-in-law came to be with my son after his friend killed himself. My son’s girlfriend was fabulous. My oldest sister has been wonderful. My youngest sister was great up until this weekend when she came to see me but actually just used our house as a hotel. The people who work for me have done everything they can to help me. I know I pay them but they went beyond the normal. The welder in our town did my work before anyone else. People at the John Deere Dealership where my husband did not deal with help me far more than the people at the dealership he did deal with. Yesterday the mechanic welded a part from my combine and charged me nothing. People at our church have been great. People on this site have also helped me immeasurably, because no one knows what one is going through except people who are going through a similar journey. I know it is hard to be thankful when your heart is broken and you feel mortally wounded but I know I need to take a moment and thank the people who have made my existence bearable during such a difficult time. Thank you