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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bereavement Series: Learning Something New

Nothing and no one can replace the special uniqueness of the loved one you have lost.

Personal growth, learning something new, doing something you've never done before, is a way to jumpstart life again.

After losing my husband in 1996 to cancer, and now after losing my beloved friend Bill this year to heart surgery, I know I've got to pull myself up and get going. They would each want me to enjoy life, have adventures, and use my abilities to give something beautiful to the world and to others.

I'm learning new computer programs, starting a new video project for the internet, and exploring the wilderness in Oregon. All the time I feel that the spirits of the ones I've lost are gently encouraging me forward and providing inspiration.

1 comment:

Kimberly Rose Carolan said...

Dear Kristi,
That's so great! Thank you for your thoughtful post. I know that my mom has felt the same way when my dad died (I talk about it in my new book): she's now working and going back to school, and doing really great at it all!

Kim Carolan