About 3 weeks after my mom died, I started a blog on my husband’s domain as a way of dealing with all the sadness and feelings I couldn’t understand. Six months later, I moved my blog to WordPress to bring more exposure to my blog. It was then that I slowly began to connect with others who had lost a loved one. That was over 5 years ago, and during that time I have changed in many ways with the help of other people I have met through this site.
I don’t post as much as I used to, but I have no intentions of taking down my blog. It is my heart and soul. A tribute to my mom.
A few weeks ago I spoke with Genevieve Liu, an amazing young woman who lost her dad on August 5, 2012. Donald Liu saved the lives of two young boys who were drowning in Lake Michigan, but, sadly, he got caught in a riptide and died. Genevieve took her feelings of pain and loss and started the website SLAP’D (Surviving Life After A Parent Dies), a community for teens and young adults who have lost a parent. She wants other teens who have lost a parent to know that they are not alone and to have a place where they can connect with others and also find information and support. Please check out the About page for more information on SLAP’D.
Genevieve invited me to become a blogger on her site. I posted my first blog on SLAP’D yesterday.
I am excited to be a part of this website. For me, this is the next step in my blogging journey. I hope to be able to help teens who have lost a parent through my posts on SLAP’D. Please take a moment to check out SLAP’D and my first blog on this site.