I just lost my entire post! Here’s a brief version: although there are many resources for young people who have lost their parents—understandably so—there are few, if practically none for middle-aged people.
My blog discusses the challenges I faced when I lost my Mom right after my 51st birthday. I write about the grief I suffered on top of taking care of a father I had never gotten along with, writing a textbook, and teaching as an adjunct. I also write about my changing relationship with my mother over the years and how I came to love her even more despite our numerous cultural and generational conflicts.
Here is the story of my son, Matthew-He was an easy baby, full of smiles and laughter but a rather shy little boy. He was so gentle natured. He grew up to be a wonderful person. He was well liked by his schoolmates and continued to be a nice, sweet person. He wanted to be a 2nd grade teacher. He went to Community College, worked at PISD as a mentor and also worked part time at Tom Thumb.When he turned 21, his life changed forever. He had been experiencing issues with drooling, tiredness, kept…See More
"I lost my son Aug 19 10 days shy of his 33rd birthday. Matthew was an easy baby, wonderful, sweet little boy and he grew up to be a good person. He lead a normal life.... going to Community college, working at PISD as a mentor etc. When he turned…"