"I had a conversation with my son two years after his passing. I lost him during pregnancy and it haunted me that I would never know him and that brief conversation meant the world to me. He revealed things I hadn't even realized I had been…"
I'm Alex, age 40. I'm a Recovery Peer Support Specialist and the mother of a 5-year-old daughter. What no one tells you about grief is how intensely LONELY it is- you may not be the only one who lost someone but you are the only one who lost that specific someone, and it can make you feel completely isolated in your pain. This is why I think having support during the grieving process is super important.
About my Loss:
I went through a pregnancy loss with my son in 2010. It was the most traumatic experience of my life, and I still grieve him immensely.
More recently, my father passed away in June of 2020. We were extremely close and I don't think the reality of his passing has sunk in yet, but I know when it does it will be devastating.
I hope you all have a nice thanksgiving holiday.
This is my first major holiday without my dad. I miss him so much. I'm trying to keep busy by making a huge feast for only three people, but it's not enough. It's hard not…"
Kim and Shawn joined Online Grief Support - A Social Community