This week marks the anniversary of a few things that really changed my life.
The first, you may not realize, is that I started writing, right here, once a week, for Good Enough Mother in the first week of January. I don’t pretend that I help, hurt, anger or even warm the deep recesses of others’ souls here in my few hundred words each week. I have sparked a few lively debates and at times, invoked unwanted sympathy. If I’m being honest, I wanted both.
Give me a few words, dear reader, to tell you what writing here has meant for me. Where I wrote my own blog to work through the emotions and feelings that I couldn’t fathom in those first months after losing my wife, I was given a rare opportunity here. I got to tell people what they should and most importantly what they should not do for and to someone in my situation. So what can you do if you know someone in my shoes? Here are a few ideas..