Why I Started A Blog
On 12/4/2007 my dad said 4 words that would forever change my life – “Mom has pancreatic cancer.” I lost my mom to this deadly disease 348 days later. Although I knew in my heart my mom wouldn’t survive her diagnosis, I wasn’t prepared for her death.
Sadness. Anger. Depression. Confusion. These were a few of the many words associated with my grief. Writing became the only way I could express what I was feeling, and writing helped me to start my journey of healing.
Why I Still Write
A friend said to me that the untimely loss of a parent can be best understood by someone who has shared the experience. I’ve found this to be so true. The people who really understand what I am feeling are those who have experienced loss themselves. It’s a sad but true fact.
The healing process is a very slow one, and there were many people who did not understand why I was not over my mom’s death after a few months. Connecting with others who understand has helped me to heal.
I write from the heart. I write what I am feeling. I write what I am thinking. There really is not filter, as the words just pour out of my heart, often through many tears.
Some of My Posts
Over the past 4 years, I’ve written over 200 posts, mainly on this site. Here are 10 of my personal favorites over the years:
~ I Missed You Today: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/i-missed-you-today
~ A Purple Wristband: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/purple-wristband
~ Daily Prompt: An Audience of One: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/audience-of-one
~ It’s Ok To Have Hard Days: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/its-ok
~ The Scent of My Mom: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/scent-of-my-mom
~ Strange Dream: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/strange-dream
~ Survivorship of a Different Kind: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/survivorship
~ What I Really Lost When My Mom Died: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/what-i-lost
~ Taking Time to Grieve: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/time-2-grieve
~ A Letter to Pancreatic Cancer: http://peace4me521.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/letter-pc
Let Me Know
If there’s a topic you would like me to write about, a question you have, a post you like, or you want to share your experience with me, please leave me a comment. Writing has helped me, and I hope in some way my writing has helped others who have experienced a loss of a loved one or someone close to them. I want to help others.
Wishing you peace,