Shortly before Christmas, I was contacted by someone from the HuffPost inquiring if they could cross-post an entry I had written back in August on my personal Devastation Day. It is an honor any time someone takes the time to be interested in anything I have to say on the subject of grieving yet it took me two weeks before I could respond. Suddenly it felt like pressure — not as easy as throwing up my words all over a post on my blog. Yet a little voice inside of me wanted to add my small voice of grief just in case it helped another mourner to feel less alone and misunderstood.
Today I was notified that my post has been published. I was not prepared for my reaction of utter fear. What if no one reads it or I get negative comments? Quite frankly, I feel so vulnerable now and my stomach is in knots.
Below is the link to my post. Since this has been published, I am now officially a HuffPost blogger and welcome to submit additional entries. Gulp. I would be grateful to anyone who takes the time to read my post.
Please note that this post is part of Common Grief, a Healthy Living editorial initiative.
Always remembering Amy.