Daily Sunshine – 12 March

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I’ve been gone a few days, taking a little “me time” after the death of my Father a week ago.  Today’s Daily Sunshine might not seem cheery, but we all have things we are grieving and grief is a part of life.  The sun still shines and the flowers bloom.  We go on.

I had a complicated relationship with my father that was never resolved.  His passing brought out emotions and thoughts I never would have imagined.  I celebrate the wonderful things he did to support my younger siblings.  For myself, I’ve chosen to remember him at the beginning of our relationship, when I was still an only child before the other four arrived, and I was the apple of his eye.  It was a gentle and loving time.

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Rest easy, Dad.  May you find the peace now that you didn’t have in this lifetime.

Catherine, tomorrow’s post will be a little sunnier.  Thanks for checking up on me.

11 thoughts on “Daily Sunshine – 12 March

    • Linda, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. There aren’t words to describe what happens when families go through the loss of a child. My thoughts go out to you.

      I work with grieving families. Please check out The Dougy Center’s web site. We have resources there for families, things like articles and podcasts that might help. I don’t know if he lives near you or not, but we also have a link there to support groups in the US if he’s living in the States. Australia probably has similar groups. http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/

      I’m always here if you need to talk. You can reach me privately through my contact page.

  1. So sorry for your loss. My relationship with my mother was complicated too. In a way, her Alzheimer’s was a gift that allowed me to work through the knots in our relationship. A terrible gift, but beautiful at the same time.

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