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Difficult and Emotional Days


Thursday, May 16, 2013

I am struggling, and not doing well. May is an emotional time for me. There are happy events including birthday celebrations, but it includes my late mother's birthday, Mother's Day, my late Dad's birthday, and the day my brother passed away. Today would have been my father's birthday. He passed away 2 months ago. I am very sad although I have been making every effort to be positive and focus on all the good times and good things in my life, My emotions are getting overwhelming, and I am not doing well with food choices or exercise. I will try to make better choices today. I hope that I can do better than I have been! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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UNSWEETMAMA 5/21/2013 7:34PM

    Be gentle with yourself. It takes time.

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CIRANDELLA 5/18/2013 9:45PM

    I'm sorry it has taken me so long to see your post, Jo... I've been mostly off Spark for the past couple of days, and last night, when I tried to access this post, Spark was down for some maintenance.

I'm so sorry it's a painful, emotional month for you. Those are many significant celebrations, and I imagine they bring up a wellspring of cherished - but as of right now, very raw and painful - memories of your mom and dad. This old world can feel empty even when we're surrounded with friends and other loved ones when our parents are both gone. From my own experience, it's been one of the harshest adjustments life could ever thrust on a person, isn't it?

There are really know comforting, meaningful words I could offer to ease the pain of such terrible emptiness for you, Jo... But I can tell that you were a loving, caring daughter to your parents, and it is my hope that knowing this might bring you at least a small measure of comfort and peace while the healing that only time can bring takes its soothing, gradual - but often, jarringly irregular - course.

There's an old saying, "All we can do is all we can do," and when in the midst of emotional pain, it is only natural for us to seek comfort. For me, that was from food. When more healing took place, it became so much easier to permanently cement in place the eating behaviors which led to my own weight loss. You'll be able to do this, too...but for right now, love yourself and rest. Your mom and dad would want only the best for their sweet daughter. emoticon - Susan

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SUNSHINE99999 5/16/2013 9:34AM

  My family just went the first anniversary of my wife's Dad emoticon passing this week. Yes, we still miss him greatly. You can do better in spite of how things are going. Keep your goals in sight and remember one day (step) at a time. I raise my water glass to your success. emoticon

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