How To Cope While Looking For Hope?
Today marks the 6th anniversary of when our lives changed forever. On May 4, 2012 we lost an extraordinary husband and father suddenly and unexpectedly.
If someone would have told me we'd arrive at a place of satisfaction and peace, "I would have said, no way!"
When dealing with grief, time is a funny thing. It does not discriminate. No matter who you are, what you believe in or how you were raised, it can still wreak havoc on your mind.
Our journey has not been easy. We started out wanting to share my husbands legacy of how each and every day we are writing our story and are responsible for our brand. Fast forward, two books later and we began speaking about our journey.
When we started this, we never would have imagined that we would now be spreading the message of Staying Sain! We are all trying to stay sane, but in this fast pace world, it's hard.
This project spurned a greater purpose: To be a realistic resource for people going through a tough time. We want to bring together a community of people who really understand what it means to grieve, and to be the friends that you need.
We all seem to be connected somehow. No matter what you're beliefs are, we have felt that something or someone in the universe has been guiding us. Whether it's my husband or a higher power, we continue to be guided in a positive direction.
While speaking to a class of students, we were asked when we would be writing our next book. This was very encouraging because it wasn't even on our radar. Now, this has us thinking. What would our next book be about?
We never would have imagined how our life would have gone on after losing someone who was the center of our lives. When you lose someone, you don't want them to be forgotten. For us, giving back through volunteering, fundraising and community social responsibility has been our therapy of choice. It's like the boomerang effect, what you put out into the world can come back to you in a positive way.
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."