Hi Mollie, found this thread and just wanted to say to you and others who posted here, I too have just joined 50plus club so Hi
Having lost my children's father age 51, 11 years ago and watching the kids grieve as teenagers was a life changing experience indeed, then losing my Mum 3 years ago to cancer at age 69 after her very very brave fight - again watching my Dads grief…... I Just want to say I agree with Mollie we have to cry and cry hard every time it takes over which it frequently does otherwise it would kill us too. I realised both times that putting your own grief off while attempting to support others can be harmful. Luckily I survived - if a bit changed as a person - but my heart goes out to you all.
Especially those who lose a child, my heart goes out to you all. I came close and nearly lost my daughter 5 years ago she had a miscarriage, took a massive infection and was in put an induced coma for over a week where they told us she may not make it
Very happy outcome was she pulled thru and went on to have a wee boy who is now 3 and a bit naughty coz they spoil him obviously but my heart is happy and just wanted to share that with anyone going thru anything like this now - it gets better, it really does