When you lose a child
”I’m just done. Ready to be done with this life and move on to the next. So sick of the sadness, the stress, the anxiety, the anger, the snappiness. No one else understands, everyone wants to try but they have no clue how awful each day actually is. I guess I wouldn’t want others to understand either, but it sure makes you feel alone”.
Does this feel familiar?
We all want to ignore death until it can no longer be ignored. When you lose someone close to you, you realize how close death is to every one of us. I’m on a journey called grief, and I want to invite you, to join me. We are on this same road, though we have our own stories. I want you to know that your story matters, and your pain matters. You are not alone.
This is a picture of my daughter. Her name was Aria Faye. She died when she was 15 months old, and after finding her I’ve struggled with PTSD and anxiety. It’s been a rough couple of years, but ultimately I want to bring HOPE to other grieving families. It’s possible to learn to live with grief, to get help, and live a joyful and full life. The light is completely out in the tunnel right now, but if I can encourage you to keep going, and slowly that light can be seen.
I’m not saying grief ever goes away, because it doesn’t, but it becomes a companion in your life. It says you’ve loved and you’ve lost. It shows you that you are human, and being human is having pain. Please join me on this journey of grief, you don’t need to do all of it alone.