Nina, I have been sitting here trying to catch up on the posts for the day,and have noticed so many wonderful things you have said...........I just wanted to let you know girl,,,,,,your light is shinning again........ I mean the words of wisdom, understanding and love is shinning thru just like the days before you lost your dad. I know it has been still a short time, but you are so admired by many for being so brave thru it all. You are helping so many of us with the things you are learning at the therapy and counseling sessions that you and the kids go to over grief.
Even your avatar is shinning , what a beautiful person you are inside and out and I hope your days are always filled with smiles like that one. I know that is one of Big Tex's favorite ones, you know the man just adores you right?
I can say, that the death of a parent by suicide is something we never get over,... we just get thru it, we keep the memory of them alive by telling their stories to anyone with a listening ear. I have always appreciated everything you have said to me when I have spoken of my mom and you always say the right things. I see you now reaching out to new ones on the board and even thou you are still so fresh from your own grief , you are trying to comfort others. In your post today about Matt. 24, you talked about love,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you are a great example of TRUE christian love, you dont just say the words, you mean them.
Anyway, I just know so many here love you and I thought I would write this publicly instead of in an email so we all can tell you how great you are and that we think of you often wishing you more and more peace and understanding thru your grief process. I know the days can seem brighter and then out of the blue the saddness can come back. So , I just wanted to let you know when you have those days, remember we all love you very much here, and you are a great friend.
I will be getting with you to meet in Dallas soon, when I know more details.....oh and you made a post about a dream,,,,,, your therapist said that you were trying to help YOU get out of a situation and that the person you thought was someone eles was really your own self................ so interesting, I have heard this before from somewhere, and have forgotten about it. I am going to keep this in mind next time I have dreams that I don't understand. I think we learn alot about ourselves from our dreams.....thanks.
Much love and hugs, Dede