My world came crashing down in August 2021 when my one and only child, my beloved son, moved to Heaven. I didn’t think I could live in a world without my son. He was my everything - my past, my present, and my future. I was devastated, and the pain was just unbearable. I have never experienced such emptiness, loneliness, sorrow, and the feeling that nothing was left for me to look forward to. I just wanted my son back home with me.
I knew I needed help and that my son wanted me to move forward. After searching and searching, I fell upon Natalie Segall, who has been my saviour! I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Natalie, Good Grief Central, my faith in God, and my willingness to get better and bring back some normalcy into my life. Through much therapy and support groups from Good Grief Central, I have come to accept that my grief is forever, but I also know that grief doesn’t define me. The relationship I had with my son didn’t end; it continues on a different level – it is now a spiritual relationship. I am coping with my grief. Each day is different, and step by step, I am learning to smile and enjoy life again.
I’ve decided to become involved with Good Grief Central, an organization close to my heart. I want to be able to give back and volunteer my time to help others going through similar situations. I’ve learned that you don’t have to go through pain, suffering, and sorrow alone. Good Grief Central is there for you – you just have to reach out. Together we are stronger!