I am their mother so I worry. The future is unknown for all, but I often wonder how the loss of their father, at only 10 and 12 years old, will affect them throughout their lives. I began to do a little research on the effects of parental death. When googling this question, I found all kinds of research with many different results.
Browsing: The Widow Wears Pink
Devastated barely describes it. Suddenly there I was – a grieving single mom with two grieving adolescent daughters. What on earth was I supposed to do?
The best thing to do for yourself is to live your life as happily as you can. This has taken me years to figure out. Letting things go is not the easiest thing to do, and being happy can be more difficult than it sounds.
I am lucky enough to have the best village in the world. I only hope that others are as lucky as I have been to have people in their lives that support them in hard times.
She spoke about women in town, loudly, using their first and last names. Granted, she wasn’t talking badly about anyone, but did the entire nail salon need to know that so-and-so just bought a new Mercedes? Or what time Jane Doe’s flight to Turks & Caicos was that morning?
Going away to college is extremely scary for everyone. To someone with an anxiety disorder though, it is literally PETRIFYING. I want to start off by saying that this is a good thing.
There it was, back again just like years before. A pit in my stomach and just sadness. But this time I was able to take a breath and compose myself a lot faster and easier.
There’s always gonna be another mountain I’m always gonna want to make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose…
There is a particular song that, when I heard in my car for the first time after Howie died, caused me to cry so hard that I needed to pull over on the side of the road until I could calm myself. I played the song numerous times. It made me feel justified to be sad.
Change can be good, but change can also be stressful, especially for my girls and I. We had one very huge change almost six years ago, and it was the worst one imaginable. It is hard to see any change as simple for all of us.