I just commemorated the 11th year anniversary of my husband Jerry’s death. In some ways the time elapsed seems like forever and yet the memory is as fresh as if it were yesterday.
As many of you know by having read my book, Sad Is Not Bad, my healing was helped because I shared my sorrow. I shared by talking to friends and family. I shared by writing letters to Jerry for two years after he died. From those letters I created my memoir, Sad Is Not Bad - It’s How We Grieve After We’ve Loved, sharing once again my experiences, feelings, thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams with all who would eventually read my book. I have been validated for sharing the intimacy of my love, grief and healing with not only family and friends but strangers alike. I continue to share as I recall Jerry’s name and his life. I continue to share as I talk about my book with individuals and during organized talks. As I share, I continue to heal (become whole again).
I’m proud to announce the audio book version of SAD IS NOT BAD, available on Audible for those who may not be able to read print because of diminished eyesight as well for those who simply prefer listening to books.
September 11, 2001......that was 15 years ago; seems like a lifetime ago and yet a clear, conscious memory etched into our minds...
Share a memory of that tragic day with someone.
Share the name of someone you knew who was murdered that day.
Share with someone you know whose loved one died on September 11, 2001.
I will leave you with this quote from the book, A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman...
“...but sorrow is unreliable in that way. When people don’t share it, there’s a good chance that it
will drive them apart instead.”