Recently a friend invited me over to share a glass of wine and catch up on life. We had returned to her home after enjoying lunch at a local cafe feasting on southern style meat and 3 and our sweet tea all while sitting outside breathing in the sweet Tennessee air. I am not sure we stopped talking from the moment we saw one another. It was one of the most
Burbank, California-based screenwriter and actress Clarissa Thibeaux lost her mother and her father when she was very young; when she was 11, her mother was diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer. Shortly after, her father unexpectedly passed away from kidney failure. By the age of 12, her mother lost her battle with cancer and she was devastated and alone.
Early on in my grief journey, I realized this was not going to be a "get over it quickly" type of thing. I had a strong desire to read everything I could on grief, suicide, and the afterlife. I came to realize quickly that this journey will not end until I take my last breath. People have asked me how I stay strong and this is what I explain to them.
As I travel this road of healing, I have come across many people who travel this same route. Some appear to have an easier time navigating it than others. We all wish there were a Rand McNally that could guide us, but it just isn't there. Some have encountered road closures, potholes, detours, and at times U-turns.