Goal for 2012

I've had to many losses (6 family & pets in 4 years) - one after the other - in such a short period of time, and to many challenges (mostly the kind related to being a single mom). I would just love to smile and feel happy and alive again, through the love of friendships and meeting someone special. I'm feeling kind of stuck otherwise, and like I need support to move forward.

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rose3
rose3

This month was the time of year when my mom passed and I spontaneously had my own little memorial day, in remembrance of her. It started with writing a letter to her, letting her know I missed her and reminiscing about some of our special times together, etc. I smiled at some things, laughed at some pics I pulled out, cried at some meaningful cards from her... It helped me to feel better about this month (to embrace her spirit and the memories)!
rose3
rose3

A couple of days ago, I took a DS friend\'s advice about talking to my father that passed... I thought that doing this might be soothing for me, seeing as he was the person I talked to about things going on in my life and how I felt. He was my best friend.

I wrote him a letter, letting him know how I was feeling...missing him, being used to him being there when I needed someone to talk to, etc. He was always there...just a phone call away. And he always seemed to really get what I was saying or feeling. I let him know how I was doing (not as well as I wanted to be), and about my dreams about him, and so on.

It helped put me at ease a little - to calm and soothe a little. So, as always, writing out my feelings (especially connecting in that way, directly to him, and my mom a couple days later) has helped. So, I\'ll continue to do it.
deleted_user
deleted_user

This is wonderful, I\'m so glad it helped to calm and soothe. It is so therapeutic to write down how you\'re feeling, especially focusing on writing to your dad. HUG xxx