Essay On Family Loss

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No one cares to think about life-altering events in which they have no control; I am no exception. This is especially true when you lose a loved one. People pass from this life every day and leave loved ones behind to grieve the loss. Not unique in that regard, I am not the only person to ever suffer a loss such as this. Facing the future without her was nothing for which I could prepare. Looking back on the situation, there was nothing for which to prepare; she was only fifty-one years old. I knew her health was not the best; however, the diagnosed health problems were not what killed her. Occurring without warning, her untimely death was devastating. Just like that – gone forever. The realization hit me square in the face – she was …show more content…
For us, the hardest part was losing her so young; there was so much more to share. Gathering together as a family has always been our favorite thing to do. Holidays, birthdays or just because we are a family – we looked forward to going to our parents’ home. Planning food options, gathering supplies, dividing up tasks were all part of it. Once we all came together, the party was on; joking and carrying on is what we did. Even though we continued with our family gatherings, not having her there just seemed to linger heavily and nothing was ever the …show more content…
As a manual laborer, he did not know much about running a house because mother always took care of those tasks. Simple day-to-day tasks proved extremely challenging for him. As a result, I had to teach him how to set an alarm clock, wash and dry clothes, and with several other tasks. Some things, he had no desire to learn; therefore, I would write checks to pay bills, balance his checkbook, and package meals for him to store for the week. Essentially, I was running two separate households. Trying to keep up began to take its toll. After having discussions with my father and husband, we all agreed the best decision was for us to sell our house and move in with him, which accomplished several things at the same time, including: simplifying life by reducing households to one, as well as, filling an empty house and void for my

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