From a family of 5 to a family of 2 in four years.
by Mary Colletti
My surviving daughter and myself
I lost my son suddenly and unexpectedly in an accident five years ago. A year and a half later, my husband of almost 35 years died after a short bout of lung cancer. He never was sick in his life. Two Years later, my daughter died after 25 year battle with brain cancer.
I have one surviving daughter and four grandchildren and pray daily they stay healthy. It scares me to death that my daughter still hasn't stopped smoking. I am so angry about this, but can't express it bc it makes her angry and we need each other too much. Her losses were great also, her Dad, brother and sister. We were a very close family.
I have no help to offer others except that I believe in God, and that I will see them again one day. The pain doesn't leave, but there are longer periods between bouts of grief. I'm talking hours.