365 Days Later — Moving Forward After the Loss of a Loved One

Posted on January 27, 2011 by

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365—That’s how many days it’s been since I’ve seen or heard my grandmother alive. I frequently envision her in my dreams and, while it’s comfort, my life just hasn’t been the same.

Losing someone close to you is a lonely thing. People around are afraid to mention the loved one, for fear of making you sad when, in fact, talking about the loved one is exactly what one needs, it is a therapy.

So here I am, one year later, unsure of how to proceed with life without her, yet moving ahead. As much as I try to not think about her, I think about her even more. It’s hard to not regularly think about someone who has influenced my life in so many ways and made me who I am today.

I am writing this post today, not to make you say “aw, poor thing,” but 1) because it is therapy for me since I can talk about my grandmother to very few  people around me and 2) to urge you to “live your best life” with the loved ones you have year!

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