Sunday, February 7, 2010


~written by Ann Tyler, CF-Sacramento, CA

Often even the simple tasks of everyday living seem to drain every ounce of one’s energy. Remember going to the grocery store even month’s after your child’s death and the feelings you had as you passed by his or her favorite cereal? Or watching another child the same age as yours in a restaurant and trying to swallow your food – you probably didn’t even taste it. Or hearing a certain song in public and fighting back the tears? Sometimes even getting through the day in your own home makes you feel like you’ve run a marathon and leaves you in worse shape. You probably never dreamed that doing the laundry could make you cry or getting a piece of mail in your child’s name could take your breath away.

Even the best of friends and family can’t possibly know the strength you must summon day after day. We shouldn’t expect them to understand completely, but it does get lonely.

Perhaps this quote puts it in a nutshell: One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that other people will never know about.

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