If you have experienced the loss of a parent, do not despair – you are not alone.
We all have to deal with this crushing experience at some point in life.
The loss of a parent is a soul-shattering event. Whether you were on good terms or were never able to spend much time together, the loss you are faced with when a person dies that has been in your life since you came into this world is something that cannot be dealt with without a certain amount of suffering. Your parents greeted you into this world and taught you so much about life, helping you to become the person you are today.
While they may not have been perfect, they did everything to their abilities to give you the life they couldn’t have and would never have traded you for anything in the world. No matter what may have happened between you, now they no more. They are free from all the suffering in this world.
Each time the Christmas holidays come by, you will be reminded of the great times you had as a family.
And you will keep wondering what may have been if they didn’t go so soon. But no matter your thoughts and the pain you may be feeling, you must remember not to let that struggle take control of your life.
Moreover, your parents would not want you to drown in sorrow when they go. They would want you to move on and enjoy life to its fullest, celebrating each day as the most precious.
Be grateful for the experiences and life lessons they have given you and never forget that they will always be with you, even if you cannot see them, they are part of you.
Do not hesitate to seek advice and guidance from other members of your family as well as your friends when you are feeling weak. None of us are made of steel and we all need a little help sometimes. You are not the only person facing this issue, and in time your children will have to face it too.
Life is not eternal, and we must all do what we can to honor the ones we have lost by passing down their wisdom to the next generations.
If you don’t stop the process of growth and share the stories of your parents and grandparents, they will live on, and will, in a way, always be among you.
You may feel as if your life as you knew it is over, but once you give yourself the needed time to go through the pain, it will start getting easier. Your mom and dad would never want you to put your life on hold and ruin yourself. They are smiling down on you and want to see you fulfill your dreams, the way you told them you would.
We hope that this read has helped you cope with your loss. If you know someone else who may be suffering from the loss of a parent, please don’t hesitate to share this article with them.