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Loved your post Diana. For me, it's been almost 7 years since my husband lost a very short battle with pancreatic cancer. I still look back quite a bit, but I'm finally at the point where I'm more focused on looking forward. It's taken me a long time, but I am a different person now, and I'm pretty darn proud of myself. It sounds like you should be pretty darn proud of yourself too! We are stronger and wiser than many because of our life experiences, and for that I am grateful. I have three teenage girls now, and it still makes me sad that my husband missed out on so much and even more sad that they missed out on having such a wonderful role-model for a father. But, overall, life is good, we are happy. I just turned 50 and one of my close friends wrote in a card to me "You've come a long way, baby!" which actually brought me to tears, because I have, thanks to many amazing people in my life! You sound like you have a good perspective on life, and I wish you the best. I really enjoyed your essay.