‘When you lose someone you love, try to find closure in whatever way that may look to you.‘
The day I received the news that my father had passed I felt like it was a dream. There was no way I was hearing this. I dropped the phone and collapsed to the floor. My children kept asking what happened. All I could do was cry. Guilt was what came forward as well as disbelief. I couldn’t believe that my dad was gone. I wish I had called him more. I wish I had tried harder to have a better relationship with him. I kept thinking that someone would call me and say this wasn’t true. The hardest part is that I never got closure. There was no visitation, no funeral, there was nothing.
I practiced resilience by trying to appreciate the time that I did have with my dad. I have tried the Serenity Prayer, as well. It has been over five years and still, the thought of him brings tears to my eyes. The advice I would give to others is to find closure, however, that looks to them.
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