We went to a teen’s funeral the other day. It was a gut-wrenching, heart-breaking experience. Whether it’s the first funeral or 20th, each loss of someone you care about can be equally as painful, but there are ways that may help you in dealing with the death of a loved one.
death in the family
My mom just died by my side a couple of weeks ago. My friend Jae told me that the stages of grief are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Letting Go and Acceptance and they don’t necessarily go in that order. I think I ran through them all- twice (maybe more) and sometimes all at once. My mom had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer over two years ago and chose the chemotherapy route. She was far braver than I.