Hello Again or Just Plain “Hello”
I see there are a few of my Caregiving.com-mates here, and am glad to join you. Immediately after Paul died I looked at this site and was a bit overwhelmed, but then EVERYTHING overwhelmed me at that time.
On Saturday, September 1st, it will be six months since Paul’s passing. In general I think I’m coming along about as well as can be expected given the intensity of our story. This week marks “back-to-school” (at least in the sense of endless meetings!) for me so I’m having to re-integrate to a life that I lived before I even met Paul in 2002, i.e., being alone on this campus.
I find that there are specific cues to grief on a daily basis for me, but I can hold it together better than I thought I’d be able to do. I don’t wake up each day crying, nor do I fall asleep crying. My ability to focus and concentrate is still a challenge, but I continue to make progress there, especially when it’s absolutely necessary.
There are loads of things to talk about and at the moment I’m headed out to (yes) another meeting! But I will be back, and am looking forward to sharing together here at AfterGiving.