Keep in mind, through your grieving process that your family is also suffering the loss of a loved one.  It’s important that you help your children through the grieving process, remembering that they need you just as much as you need them.

Get counseling together as this is key in the healing process for all involved. There is no magical timeline that dictates how long you will grieve so learn to be patient with others.

Once we lost Shae, my kids and I went through counseling together for a year.  Although they never displayed signs of needing it, I didn’t want them to have issues as time progressed.  I also felt that it couldn’t hurt to see someone just to be certain we were on the right track to healing.

Incorporate your family in your workout because exercising will help to alleviate some of the stress .  Go on walks together and share your feelings with one another.  Family time will be extremely important so make time to enjoy dinner together at least three nights a week so you all can share how you are feeling and what you may be struggling with.

Keep in mind, that at this very time, there is no one closer than your family that can relate the most to the  pain you are feeling. Keep them close and be certain to be there for one another and to provide as much love as possible.

As moms, we try to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.  This burden is far too heavy to handle on your own.

Share…your…pain and gain strength from each other’s love!