Between my husband and me we have lost 20 immediate family members from September 2005 to January 2010. Eight of those deaths occurred within a six (6) month period, in 2008. We are reeling! Almost every month is the anniversary of some milestone in the life of these loved ones. We had varying levels of intimacy with at least 98% of those that died. Yes, we have a strong belief system and yes, we have others that share this grief on some level—particularly if it was one of their family members. But 20 people!
All of these deaths occurred individually, multiple ages, and in a variety of ways. No natural or man-made disaster that contributed to these deaths. The latest was the result of murder and so far, it is the hardest experience. Is there anyone else out there that have a similar experience?