I lost my mom (and best friend) 2.5 years ago to a very unexpected Aortic Dissection. One day she was vibrant, happy and very much alive - and the next she was gone.
I never expected that loosing my mom would also bring along separate smaller types of grief. The grief of watching my dad struggle. The grief of finding out that the cause of my mom's death is quite possibly genetic. The grief of realizing your marriage isn't as strong as you thought. Grief touches so many things beyond the loss of a loved one.
In 2013 Angie Warren was faced with the worst possible news: her mother was dying. After a six month battle with stage 1 Cervical Cancer, Angie's mom died on a cool October morning. The world continued to turn, and Angie found herself deep in the throws of grief, unable to cope, and finding she had no idea who she was anymore. Her marriage crumbled, her faith wavered...
We believe that by sharing the stories of our loss, of our hearts, we can reach others with a simple and profound thought: you are not alone. Often times all it takes is the realization that grief works differently for each of us, that some of our deepest and darkest thoughts aren't as awful as we may think. Reading about the experiences of others, brings a strength and awareness we didn't know we needed.
Have you experienced loss? Perhaps it was a loved one to cancer, a friendship to addiction - maybe you're in the throws of infertility or have walked the jagged road to life after a miscarriage. Grief is defined as a deep sorrow, should you feel a deep sorrow, and would like to find your voice, we'd love to share your story. Simply fill out the form to submit and we will be in touch.