Thursday, August 14, 2014

It's been a very sad time


It was this time last year when life became difficult and I stopped blogging because I felt unable to keep up a positive public face when I felt so low. I know now that was a huge mistake and one I'm not going to make again. I'm not going to pretend to be alright when I'm not but I am going to continue blogging even if for a while there will be little of substance written. So I need to tell you...

On Monday 4th August our beloved and beautiful seventeen-year-old granddaughter took her own life. The expert care and counselling, the love and protection that surrounded her - none of it was enough to keep her safe from the darkness of the depression that overcame her.

It is a devastating and heartbreaking loss for our family. It has been the worst ten days of my life.


20 comments:

  1. My thought with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  2. I am so very sorry. You are all in my thoughts as well.

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  3. I am so very sorry Cat, and you will be in my thoughts too.

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  4. I'm so sorry, Cat. My heart aches for you and your family... you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. I can't even imagine how you are feeling. Thinking of you & your family xx

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  6. Oh Cat, heartbreaking, keep as many happy moments close to your heart as great memories. I am hurting for you and your family. You are missed, I'm glad you have reached out. Very tragic sad time. My sympathy, I will keep all of you in my prayers.

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  7. So sorry to hear this, Cat. I'm thinking of you and your family as well.

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  8. My deepest condolences, prayers love and hugs to you and your family.

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  9. Prayers for you and your family....

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  10. I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  11. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers which I truly appreciate and find very comforting.

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  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish I could give you the biggest of hugs.

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  13. You might find CRUSE helpful. You are in my thoughts.

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    1. Thank you, Mark - I will check that out.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you thoughts and hugs in this difficult time.

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    1. Thank you, Athira - it's surprising how much every thought helps . :-)

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  15. Oh Cat, my heart breaks for you.
    So many people I know are suffering loss and grief right now. Dark days indeed.
    My uncle (who lost a 21 yr old son in a traffic accident years ago) recently said to me, you never get over it, but you do learn to live with it.
    Maybe one of the consolations of reading and writing is finding and sharing your thoughts & feelings with other's who have been there or are in the middle of it right now.
    Thinking of you xo

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    1. Thank you, Brona. I have noticed how much more aware I've become of the tragedy around me. Every day, all over the world people are suffering heartbreak. Consoling to know you aren't alone.

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    2. I'm not sure if you're ready to read about someone else's heartbreak right now, but Hanna'h's husband died in a surfing accident last month. I met both her and her husband professionally; she's a writer. Her blog has been incredibly moving and shows the amazing power that words can have in the healing & connecting to others process.

      When you feel ready...
      http://hannahrichell.wordpress.com/

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