When Emily from Stepping Stones posted about the Word of the Year, I thought it might be a good idea to give it a try.
If I could sum up 2008 in one word, I would choose the word "Pain". Not only my own pain from heartbreak, but the pain my husband endured with 3 surgeries, the pain of cancer, the pain of helplessness. It was painful to watch him slowly fade away, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It was painful to watch him take his last breaths.
For 2009, I could choose the word "heal", but having been a bereaved mom for over three years, I know that healing is not quite the right word. Perhaps, then, the word is "Survive".
I will survive in 2009.
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- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...