February 22, 2015

This is a mission that was put into my heart; to develop a site dedicated to personal growth and most especially communicating with people who, like me, have lost someone very dear to them.  My husband died a little over 3 months ago and sometimes it seems that the time has flown; other times it seems that it has been an eternity since that awful day. 

My goal is to reach out to others and share experiences, tips, funny stories, sad stories, and memories; to recommend books, videos, music, and anything else that has helped me, and to learn from others what has worked for them.  As Robert Frost put it, "The best way out is always through," and I am learning that grieving is a process- one that cannot be hurried or predicted- but it helps to be able to connect with others who have been there or even just at the beginning. 

One step forward, two steps back has been my experience over the last few months.  Although I do have days that are two steps forward and one step back.  I imagine as time goes on, those will become more frequent. 

My disclaimer for this site is that I am in no way a professional counselor, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, or doctor, and am in no way qualified to give professional advice.  Please contact your doctor with any specific questions.  This site is simply intended as a way for the grieving to connect, share experiences, and tips with the community.  If you have a life-threatening emergency or are having thoughts of harming yourself or another, please call your doctor or emergency line immediately.