I wrote this post in response to the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in December, 2016. Debbie died of a broken heart within a day of hearing of her daughter’s death.
It was an opportunity to educate others about the reality of child loss and a parent’s broken heart while the world’s attention was focused on the subject.
Like so many other things competing for headlines and social media hits, it was only a hot topic for a brief while.
But for those of us living with the daily reality of a missing child and a broken heart this still rings true.
I think Bereaved Parents Month is an appropriate time to revisit it. ❤
“The world is stunned by the deaths of Carrie Fisher at 60 and her mother Debbie Reynolds just one day later.
And it should be.”
Read the rest here: A Broken Heart
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Flying used to make me nervous; I was afraid of dying in an airplane accident. But after Jason died, I no longer fear death. As a matter of fact, there have been days I would welcome death so that this pain would end and I could see him again. It takes real, concerted effort to get up every morning and keep on walking this path. A broken heart is not just a figure of speech. It’s a real thing. Whatever causes my death, I know that it will have been exacerbated by my broken heart.
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