With a Little Help from my Friends

Barron – my friend
Barron has been around all through the illness and my journey since. He is an agent for artists so we talk much about music now and of music of the “golden era” ’68 – ’75. I go watch his band play at a bar-b-que and jive to the blues. Barron is one of the friends who have been a great support for me this year.

It’s starting – the anniversaries. This week marks the first anniversary of Trudie’s first doctor appointment. The blood tests came back and the doctor said “there’s something wrong with these numbers.” – no kidding.

Good Grief
One of the things that was suggested to me when I first started this grief journey was to go to the Grief Share web site. I did and signed up for their e-mails. They send out a daily e-mail of encouragement to us going through this process.

Yesterday’s message said in part:

Good grief is accepting the fact that your loved one has died, accepting the sorrow and pain, and knowing there is more to come. Good grief is getting through the days, the months, and, eventually, through the years.

Your life will never be the same again, but you will get through the grief. The grieving process is a transition into your new life.

“He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age” (Ruth 4:15).

This really resonated with me. I’m still in the middle of the grieving process. It’s not easy. But, I will survive and eventually move on.

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