I would love to know what you think, as I’m hoping to write a post giving all the advice I have collected over our various platforms!
It’s been a slow transition but I wish I could tell my counsellor that I finally stepped down from that tightrope where I couldn’t put a foot wrong. I wish I could tell her that actually “Katie does make mistakes” but I can handle them – it’s okay.
Did it increase, decrease or stay the same after the first few months? Did people treat you differently?
Your experience is valid, and I’m looking forward to hearing your story below.
I am passionate about grief education because there was a time in my life where I sat down in a counsellor’s chair and said “what is grief?”
Those dear women looked at each other for a moment, and simultaneously burst out laughing. They giggled as though this were the funniest joke they had ever heard.
Usually grief is a concept pushed to the edges of Christmas along with dried out Christmas tree needles and discarded wrapping paper. I had heard of A Boy Named Christmas through flashes on screens in adverts. I thought “boy and mouse; what could go wrong?” Immediately, my heart sank as I discovered the children had lost their mother.
This month’s theme for December is “Winter Grief”. Christmas is a hard time of year for those who grieve. Winter can be a tough time for anyone as it is, and it can be made harder by the fact that Christmas is around the corner. With Christmas comes adverts filled with pressure and perfect families enjoying Christmas.
How could I still be listening out, just in case Mum needed me?
In case you missed anything from October…
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