Passing of an Old Friend – Diet Day 49

I don’t deal well with death. I blame this on my parents. My dad doesn’t handle death at all and so he thought it would be best to shield us from having to deal with the mental and emotional stress that goes along with it. Of course it helped that I was blessed with four grandparents who lived well into my adult years so I didn’t really lose anyone close to me until after I was married.

Not being exposed to people dying definitely did not prepare me to handle it when it actually happened. I was ill equipped to deal with the loss and found myself struggling to understand death and my feelings. I understand that death is a natural progression but and that it will one day happen to all of us but that doesn’t necessarily make me feel better.

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