Jodi Cassano
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  • Richland, WA
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Jodi Cassano posted a status
"Just another day where i sit and think about what my babygirl would be doing if she were here today."
Jan 31, 2014
Jodi Cassano is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Dec 31, 2013

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About Me:
I am 39 years old. I was married for 14 years, recently divorced. Was blessed with two beautiful children Robbie and Josie. My miracle babies, my life was complete. I enjoy being a mom and spending time with our family.
About my Loss:
The evening of July 16, 2005 was the worst day of my life. My daughter Josie who was 2 and 1/2 years old was hit by a truck and killed. Her brother Robbie was 4 yrs old at the time and was there with me and witnessed the most horrifying accident ever. I died that night and have not been the same since. I asked my brother and his family to please take my son as i totally lost my mind. Here it is 8 years later and im still very much lost with no direction on how to get back on track. I have no closure with Josie, they took that from me and for that i am very much full of hate. I am mad at the world. I havent been able to pull myself together to be the mom that my son needs. I had to ask of my brother and his wife to please adopt my son for me as i didnt know it would turn out like this. There's nothing more painful than the death of a child but to be so emotionally wrecked over what i witnessed that night that i cant bring myself to parent the living child, that is the worst feeling in the world. I feel like such a failure. My son is now 12 years old and is now starting to ask so many questions. So ive set some new goals for the new year. Ive applied for my housing, im back in counseling, taking my prescribed meds, and am working on starting a new life so i can be that mom that my son needs and deserves. I miss both my babies so so much, I apologize to my daughter everyday and now ive made a promise to her that i will forgive myself and get my life back for my son and i. I love and miss you Josie so much and i promise that Robbie and i will be a family again ok and soon. Your very much missed and loved by everyone babygirl, especially by your brother Robbie and your mommy.

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Sharon commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"Rj You can do it. Just take breaks when you need to. Sometimes I run into the bathroom for little cries. I went back the week before i was scheduled to go back and brought everyone lunch, just to get most of the big cries and hugs over. …"
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Sandy Elaine Norris commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I am unable to work because taking care of my daddy is a full time job. I already feel better though because now I don't feel quite so lonely."
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MarieSte posted a status
"My latest poem. I can't upload photos on here at the moment as they are coming out too dark. http://thegrieftoolbox.com/artwork/time"
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Lynden commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I am fortunate to have found a great grief therapist, but yes, after two months, that $70 an hour I pay adds up. I've had to bite the bullet and do it because if I hadn't, I probably would not have moved from my bed in two months. I almost…"
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John T. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I agree, Dianne.  I'm letting it paralyze me and it is good to see you getting help from experienced people and struggling with the paralysis. I wish you well."
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John T. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"George, if not for Diane I don't know what would have become of me back then.  She helped me find my way and we went to school together while we worked so we could become therapists together.  Because of her, I haven't turned to…"
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Dianne Morrow commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I am fortunate that the counselor I have is older and a widow and the facilitator of the grief groups are both widows and they get it and have said there is NO time limit on grief. It lasts as long as it lasts. I will never forget my husband. He…"
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"John I can truly relate to you in a lot of respects when I met Mary I was a recording engineer in the Rock and Roll business and drugs and booze were a good way to pass those long days in the studio the night I moved in with her I put everything…"
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John T. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"George, I have seen that so often when I supervised new therapists who went by the book, just like they learned in school.  It's frustrating to someone with little life experience act like an expert on human suffering.  I was taught…"
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Sandy Elaine Norris commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"My husband was on hospice and I know that I could go through counseling with them for a year for free. I even know who my counselor would be. She is a sweet,wonderful lady but she has never been through this he'll. She just can't truly…"
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Dianne Morrow commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I am doing mine through hospice and it is free. I dont think there is a time limit on it. Private counseling is expensive even with insurance so I see the problem. I looked around and found this free so maybe there is something out there somewhere."
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John T. commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Seeing a counselor can be a comfort and it can be upsetting as well.  Some expect the therapist to "do something" but in counseling, there may be more happening than we realize.  It can help a great deal if you find the right…"
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"one of the problems I find was counseling there's some of the counselors are so young they haven't even got started yet and that college book learning cycle nonsense that some of them throw out doesn't do a damn thing for me other…"
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"yes sandy grief counseling is expensive I couldn't afford it either I'm getting mine for hospice right now and my doctor has a counselor that I can talk to you on the phone hospice only last 30 days once a week so like I said its not much…"
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Sandy Elaine Norris commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I can't afford grief counseling so I guess y'all are going to have to counsel me. Good luck! I need a lot of help!"
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Dianne Morrow commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I am seeing a private grief counselor who is a widow too. She is good so far but I am not sure what to expect since I have never done this before. The 2 grief groups are good because we all share a common loss of loved one and can talk about how it…"
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George H commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I also see grief counselors and it doesn't help much its just somebody to talk to I guess I take my couple hours a week because I'm pretty much alone all the time no support system no friends are coming to the house and I've noticed…"
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Tildyc commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I actually have gone to a therapist a couple times now. She is very understanding and listens very well. It's getting repetitious though – I go there but all I feel wrung out when I walk out of there. It's really not much different…"
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Rj commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
"I am supposed to start back on Monday sharon. Not sure how ready i am but i dont have much choice, i can't afford to stay off any longer. I know it will be hard but like you, i will be as "normal" as possible but yes, inside a mess,…"
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