Turning 18; grief again, but with new resolve
This is the first of my vlogs, and in the interest of keeping it short I thought I’d add a little more to the message. I think grief is an important part of our journey with any disabled loved one. For me, allowing myself to grieve then allows me to gain renewed strength to face the next challenge. When my son’s guardianship hearing took place last week, I was told I didn’t need to be there because it would be cut & dry; the process was quick an uneventful. But I went anyway, because they were talking about my son. I didn’t want to just blow it off like it was no big deal. I was proud of myself for doing that. If I hadn’t, I think guilt would have lingered and drained me of strength. We all handle grief in different ways, but to deny it altogether is unhealthy and I hope that by discussing it here, others will feel good about doing the same.