Hello and welcome dear ones! I am grateful you have taken the time to stop by and check out my site. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would be writing a blog around grief and surviving a loss through suicide. All of us in this human experience inevitably find ourselves experiencing grief in our lives at various times with varied intensity. Grief never really leaves us, it reveals itself in cycles. We may have lost a loved one, a beloved pet, ended a meaningful relationship, lost a job or had a dream shattered. There are many faces to grief and many things that can ignite our sorrow.
My intention for this blog is to share my experiences with my own losses, particularly the loss of my husband to suicide on April 19th 2012. My life has been forever changed by this experience. I have been in the depths of grief so deeply that I have wondered many times how I have survived it. It has transformed me to the core and taken me to places I didn’t know existed and continues to have its way with me. My hope is that by sharing my journey with you I can in some small way illuminate and inspire yours. Life does find a way and there are many opportunities to not only survive but thrive after our losses. We are on a path that is unique to each one of us. Grief has the ability to crack us wide open to reveal the gifts that lay in wait for us to discover when we can allow and when we least expect it. So if we can make room for this knowing in our hearts, side by side with the grief we can keep moving forward one small step at a time. All the while knowing we are always loved and cared for beyond our wildest dreams, guided every step of the way if we are willing to listen.
I invite you to join me as I explore and create this new avenue of self expression and sharing. I will tell how I got where I am today, share insights, revelations and things I have learned along the way that have been helpful and supportive. It has not been an easy road to say the least but I am grateful for the many gifts and helpers along the way. I would not be here without the support of many in the seen and the unseen. Big breath! Honestly I am feeling a bit nervous and vulnerable about putting myself out there after being in a protective cocoon for such a long time. Another BIG breath! But here I am heeding the call to be of service. I would feel honored and humbled to be a part of your healing journey to feeling whole again. We all need a safe place to be heard free from judgement and to know we are not alone, especially when we are grieving. As humans we need to share our stories. Please feel free to comment or share aspects of your story and where you are with your grieving process. Let me know what has been helpful for you.
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With deepest gratitude and love,