Dealing with loss is the oddest feeling.
It can leave you aching and destroy you from the inside out.
There are many different types of loss.
A friend of mine contacted me late last night, her mum isn’t too well.
No absolute diagnosis yet, but fearing the worst. Having been there and written about it on here, I feel for her.
My advice, appreciate your loved ones while they are here.
Hug your parents, spend time with them, listen to what they tell you and tell them you love them.
The love we feel for our children is the love they feel for us.
They will protect us from knowing their fears and worries.
So of course they aren’t going to want to share all the details with you, but they will still be afraid.
It must be terrifying to know that your time is defintely limited, that mortality is getting closer.
Your love and hugs aren’t going to change anything, it won’t make the inevitable that we all face go away.
But it will make it easier for them it will make them feel wanted and appreciated and that their life had meaning.
I remember once upon a time, it seems like yesterday anda lifetime ago. When summers seemed to last forever and the sun often shone even while it was raining.
An hour never seemed to pass and the summer holidays seemed endless.
But now we are the adults, time is accelerating, it will be our turn to face that mortality soon enough.
Until then, cherish every day, live your life and hug your children, protect them from fear and let them flourish.
If you are very lucky, you have the security of a loved one in your life. Make sure they know that you love them.
The loss of a partner is a different game, knowing somehow that they are out there somewhere .. just not with you.
My advice, let them go, if they truly love you then they will come back.
But don’t wait around forever!! 🙂
Tonight – Rod Stewart opens the new Glasgow Hydro with a 4 night sellout concert series.
I had tickets for tonight, but gave them to my friend Paul who did the joinery work on my recent house changes.
Him and his wife Angel will have a fab night, she’s been peeing her pants for tickets, so I’m happy to help.
My favourite Rod song below.