This was a response from a dear friend who lost her dad on my “I Rely On I” post.

“I literally burst into tears reading this. I have felt very alone the last couple of months, and realizing that my strength and support has to come from me. Even with a husband, and consistent people in my life. I feel like an island.”

I felt I needed to highlight this comment because it so descriptively describes how I feel as well. When you experience such a significant loss, no one can know exactly how you feel, and without that common ground connection with someone, you feel isolated and misunderstood and ALONE.

So that’s what I am working on. Being ok with being and feeling alone. It’s exhausting.