Putting back the pieces together

by Carl Mathis


My life took a turn in the direction that I was not expected. I suddenly became a widower and a single parent of three boys. While wondering and hoping that somebody would come and give me some advice, or maybe just to keep me company now and then. However, that did not happen. It came to a point when I was concerned about why nobody is coming to my rescue. It was obvious that a widower and a single parent would need help from somebody. But nobody came. This life that I inherited was something new to me, and I needed some kind of direction and instruction to see my way through. Again, no one came. After I waited for a while, I realize that my life is not predicated on anybody coming to my rescue, it is all up to me.

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Feb 20, 2011
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Feb 19, 2011
putting back the pieces together
by: jules

Carl - we all feel the pain you are feeling - we all come to the realisation that no-one can "fix" this, only ourselves. We carry on, doing what needs to be done, we share on this site - please continue to post here, it will help - the wonderful people who contribute to this site have a lot of wisdom, compassion, strength and, yes, some advice to share.

Look after your boys, they are grieving too.

Every day - one step, one breath -
take care
jules

Feb 19, 2011
Putting back the pieces together
by: M Mack

Hello Carl,
Your image of the 3 glasses is one of my favorites. Don't look at the glass half empty. Instead look at it as half full. For all the twists and turns life tosses at us there has to be a level of making the best of what we have been given. I'm so sorry for your loss. You did not mention where you were in your grief stage but with 3 boys, your time is probably made up of their needs. I firmly believe that we as survivors were left here because we are the stronger ones. The ones who can handle the new life, and turn half empty to half full. Please take the time to grieve, be patient and come here as often as needed to vent. God bless and take care of yourself in your struggles. Prayers and hugs.

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