Today is a sad day, a hard day and a day that changed my world. Four years ago, my darling daughter left this earth. There are still no words for me to explain the loss and even now the tears stream down my face as I think about her passing. I wonder if this will ever change. It was horrible; I will spare you the details.
Yet, I know that I am not alone, that you or someone you love has lost someone they love. I don’t believe it matters who that person is. Does one grieve deeper with the loss of a child, a parent, a lover or a friend? The loss of a loved one is terrible, but we are left here in the world of the living and the days continue to go by with bills to pay, meals to make and laundry to wash. We must and we do carry on.
My darling daughter is no longer in my arms, but I carry her with me every moment of every day in my heart. When I am weak she is with me, when I am strong she is also with me, when I am joyous and sad there too she stands with me. I am grateful for having the time we had together and for the memories I hold.
Today, I take time from my normal routine to pamper myself to be take extra time alone to remember. I was not alone in my loss, my husband, children, extended family and friends all suffered and learned how to move forward. Today, I light a candle for my daughter and I am thankful for her time here and that we have all been able to gather the strength to move forward with a happy life not without Kateryna, but with her in our hearts.
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