by Barbara Zimet
(Huntington Station, NY)
My name is Barbara and 26 years ago, 15 days before my 23rd birthday both my parents died in a private plane crash. 2 weeks later my maternal grandmother died and 9 months later my paternal grandmother died, a week later my dog! And that was just 1988. To say the road has been difficult is an understatement is about right. Life has been extremely challenging to say the least. Not a day goes by that I don't think about them. We do not have a big family so that made the loss even more difficult.
Over the years the really difficult issue is that I have yet to meet another person who has had a similar experience and it has made dealing with my grief more difficult since I haven't met a soul who could validate my experience. Over the years I have searched the internet to find a support group and it has been challenging. Becoming an instant orphan is more than life changing.
Is there anyone out here that has had this experience? I know I am not the only one.
Thanks for reading this.