How to survive after lossing everything
by Betty Namie
(Beaverton, Or USA)
In the last few years I have lost my great husband of 30 years from cancer and Mother, Father and brother. Then I lost my farm and all of my beautiful animals. We had lived there for 23 years and totally redone the whole place for US. Now I am looking for a job to survive and of course no one wants to hire someone that only has experience owning our own companies. I know others are also hurting and then I feel like I should stop feeling sorry for myself. Sometimes all of the time I wish I had a hug and a shoulder to cry yell or just be with. My mom used to say she was lonely and now I totally understand. My girls think that this rock will always be strong, but I feel like I am crumbling. I don't have money to live on and just want to work and pay my own way. Writing this makes me feel sad but right now I feel hopeless.