My name is Theresa. Even though I consider myself pretty handy, if you’re looking for an owner’s manual for an appliance or any DIY project, this blog is not for you.
I’m going to try to talk about what I hope will be great therapy for me without pouring it out to strangers face to face. Sometimes I feel it easier to put it down on “paper” than tell anyone in person.
Here, I’m going to be talking about loss… my loss of my husband Stephen, who passed away on May 1, 2021. There is no manual for grief – there is no set of rules on how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Everyone’s loss is deeply personal, and will be different based on the relationship. So now I intend to pour my heart out as a form of therapy in dealing with this loss. And I hope that those of you who are going through a similar situation, might find yourselves feeling “good, that’s how I feel, how I dealt with it, and I’m not wrong and it’s okay”. Even if you’re not feeling the same way as I do, maybe you can find solace in a different perspective.
Because when it comes to processing and dealing with your grief, there are no instructions included.