Travel day

kids on a rock
Laguna Beach picture of my kids from around 2001.

After wandering around my house in shock for a couple days because of my mom’s sudden death, I headed to Berkeley to be with my kids. This was a preplanned trip which I think came at a remarkable time. My son is having foot surgery and he asked me to come up and take care of him for a few days.

I think this will help keep me busy and distracted. I think being with both my kids will be more helpful to me than I will be to them!

Of course the weather is supposed to be absolutely miserable with pouring down rain every day. I’m sitting at the airport in Phoenix with the blue skies surrounding me. I was worried about flying Southwest, but they seem to be back on schedule.

Here’s to my children and getting through my waves of grief. Here’s a link to my story about my mom.

If you lost someone in your life recently, what was most helpful for you to handle greiving?

35 thoughts on “Travel day

  1. I am so sorry for your loss! Losing a loved one is so hard, and losing them suddenly is like jumping into a pool, thinking life is good, ready for refreshing water and halfway down you see its a cement pool!
    Best advice I can think of is be kind to yourself and give yourself time to grieve. There is no timeframe on grieving!! ❤
    So glad you can be with your children right now.

  2. Continuing on with life. When my mom died, I was lucky to have my husband and brothers nearby. Things were decided very quickly. The saddest was my dad saying, “Well, that is it.” It was not and he stayed with us for another 2 years-one year with my brother and one near us. Moving forward, continuing with the details. Wishing you the best.

  3. We all react and handle the death of someone important in such different ways. I would say just do what feels right to you EA and know that those feelings will likely change often. Handling grief might be a misnomer. I think it handles us and we just have to roll with what comes.

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