Lynnie 's journey
Losing a close friend or family member is a subject which many people do not like to talk about. Maybe because it's very painful for them, or maybe because it's a subject which many feel should not be discussed - it's unlucky, or a forbidden subject.
Losing a loved one, especially a parent will usually not happen to us until we are older ourselves, unless we are very unlucky. It is impossible for anyone who hasn't known the death of someone close to understand. They will sympathize, but they cannot know how the pain and despair of the loss affects those left behind. For most of the shock of the loss does not set in straight away, it may take days, or weeks, or even months, but at some time it will hit us. The empty hole, the realization that the world is not the same, and it never will be again.
Many books have been written about coping with grief - however you try to cope there are certain things you have to realize. The first is that you cannot rush it or force it. It will take time - how much time will vary. The support and love of friends and other relatives can ease the pain, but the feelings of loss and emptiness never fully disappear, nor should they. During their lifetime they were a big part of your life - that will be with you for the rest of your days.
Lynnie supported her elderly parents her working life – she still does. She’s the breadwinner of her family in the Philippines, Hard times and troubles have made her strong and determined and given her a really positive attitude. Now a fulltime housewife and a Mother, she still has time for her hobby, photography, and loves to share. She believes that being a positive thinker helps with stress management and can improve health. She is also member of the Rotary Inner Wheel Charity Organization in United Kingdom.