A Few Things I’ve Learned in the 10 Years Since Jason Died

Though this lady lost her son to an accident, not suicide like my daughter, everything she says is so true. I re-blog very few things, but I thought this very well worth re-blogging.

Grief: One Woman's Perspective

As the ten-year anniversary of Jason’s death approaches, I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve observed, learned, or experienced in the last ten years and thought I’d share a few from my perspective as bereaved parent. I have posted about some of these before, but they are worth repeating. (As with all posts, these are strictly from my perspective as an individual bereaved parent and should in no way be construed as rigid, representing other bereaved parents, or “one size fits all.” I do, however, hope that my perspective can bring some insight or understanding.)

You can survive the death of a child. I think this is one thing about which I still marvel. I thought Jason’s death would kill literally kill me. I didn’t think I could live without Jason. I didn’t want to live without my boy. I wanted to die. But, one breath at…

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About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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2 Responses to A Few Things I’ve Learned in the 10 Years Since Jason Died

  1. dmeinegraham says:

    So helpful. Thank you for taking the time to capture a glimpse of your thoughts and experiences. You’ve taken a profound event and expressed it’s impact in words. That’s so hard to do because the depth of emotion is so intense. Just thank you.


  2. gatito2 says:

    She did write a very good article. That’s why I re-blogged it here. It is so truthful.


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