Loss is a challenge. You are welcome to walk alongside me while I tackle this most challenging part of life.
The loss of those we love.
We always assume that others are the ones who suffer loss, even though it is inevitable.
It is not until it happens to you that we realize how important this issue is.
In the last six months, I’ve had to learn a lot about loss.
The spiral began in the month of May.
The 18th of May is a day to celebrate.ThMy partner left me without warning. I was completely blindsided. Heartbroken. Later, I learned the truth about his deceit. That is the stuff of a future memoir.
My beautiful horse died two weeks after my partner had left in an accident.
My father, to whom I was very close, unexpectedly passed away a month after.
A month after my dad’s passing, my ex-husband, my daughter’s father, died suddenly.
Plunged into pain and darkness, I didn’t know when or how I would surface. Grief can be devastating and raw. It can bring you to your feet.
It was then that I first heard the term “cumulative grief”.
Cumulative grief can be described as a series or losses that are compounded, without allowing you to have enough time before another loss occurs. Like tumultuous swell in the ocean, you barely get a chance to draw breath in between ‘waves.’
And I was drowning.