Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Adapting to New Realities
Speaking to a woman recently widowed. One of five mothers in my circle of friends and acquaintances dealing with this new challenge within the past year. Conversation turning to the topic of grieving. Listening to each other's stories. Comparing similarities and differences between our situations. She, of course, missing her husband. At the same time, imagining that losing a child would be more difficult to deal with. Two words in particular striking a chord. Untimely death. Not heard it expressed so succinctly before. Regardless of the particulars, all of us adapting to our new realities. To the best of our abilities.