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“Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it” –  by Terri Irwin


I’m Allison, and welcome to my blog. Here you will find poems and articles related to grief, including home-made recipes to help comfort you during this difficult time.

About three years ago when I was 25,  I lost my mom to Juvenile Diabetes when she suffered a heart attack as a result. To this day, my family and I are still haunted by the suddenness of her loss. My mom was diagnosed with Type I, Juvenile Diabetes about 10 years ago. About a year before her death, we noticed that her health began to decline rapidly, but we did not know the extent of how bad her diabetes had become until it was too late. Slowly, the diabetes was starting to affect her vital organs, such as her heart and kidneys.

Since losing my mom, I’ve struggled to cope with the many changes that have happened in my life. My mom meant everything to me: she was my best friend and my constant source of comfort and love. Without her, every day life has become difficult.

I created Losing a Parent out of a desire to connect with you in your grief.  My hope is that you will feel better after reading my poems, knowing that you are not alone in your suffering and that there are others just like you who have felt the same way. Coming from my own experience with it, grief is a  rollercoaster. You will have days where all you want to do is lay in bed, and then you will have days where you feel more like yourself when your loved one was still around. Just remember to have hope, and understand that everyone’s grief is unique. And understand that with time, the pain will become a lot easier and you will eventually find your peace, or “new normal”.

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