This Blog Has Been a Blessing In Disguise


When I first started writing about my grief over losing my dad this spring and my mom 10 years ago, I was scared, nervous, depressed, sad, etc.  But, this was something my therapist assigned me to do as part of my grief therapy.  I was scared that no one would care.

As a 25-year-old orphan, I felt very alone.  I felt like I was much too young to be going through what I was going through.  I mean what other 25-year-olds have to sit through the reading of their parents’ will and estate?  What other 25-year-old has to talk to their parents’ life insurance and retirement companies about paying for a funeral and getting the death benefits?

As I was saying, I felt alone.  I live alone and have no parents.  I know not much about life yet and am even still trying to figure out who I am.  My therapist made me start writing about my grief.  He made me reach out to see if I could find someone that is like me.  Someone that knows grief and is my age.  I didn’t expect this to happen, but I took his advice and started to write about what is going on in my grief.

To my surprise, this blog has been a MAJOR blessing to me.  I have jumped dramatically in likes, followers, and readers.  I started following you all back and realized that I am not alone.  My reader started filling with posts of others dealing with grief.  I came to realize that other people do know what I am going through.  I am not alone.  Other people understand. So, I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who has started following me and to everyone I am following.  Thank you for helping me understand that I am not alone in this grief process.  And please do understand that you are not alone in your grief.  I understand what you are going through and am here to provide any support you may need.  Just reach on out!  We are together in this process and we are strong.

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  1. The anniversary of my Dad passing is coming up on Tuesday. 4 years. It’s weighed much more heavily on me this month, as September always does.

    But you are absolutely right. Knowing you’re not alone, having others who understand on some level that you can just know EXIST is beyond a blessing.

    Thank you for having been a blessing to me.

    1. The months/dates of parents passing away are very hard. I always even avoid looking at the date on calendars. On those days it is okay to just exist. Sometimes people try to distract me on those days, but they don’t understand that distraction sometimes makes it worse. Just existing those days is perfectly fine! Remain strong and don’t be afraid to just take it day by day or even second by second. Much love and thoughts sent your way! ❤

  2. It feels good to know that someone understands. None of my friends have lost a parent so it’s hard for them to really relate. It’s always comforting knowing that you aren’t alone.

    1. It does feel good to know that someone does understand the level of grief you are going through. My blog has really turned into a large support group for me. I felt so alone in my grieving and felt like nobody understood what it is like to be a 25-year-old orphan. I was seeking people my age who have lost parents and know my pain. Through my blog, I have found them and realized that I am certainly not alone. Thank you for your comment and follow! Sending you many thoughts and hugs via the internet! ❤

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