Alone… I realize that growing up in the southern culture may be different from so many other cultures out there. We tend to keep to ourselves, lead very private lives when it comes to difficulties or hard times. Though, it doesn’t make me feel any differently about how alone my husband and I have felt throughout our journey, I do understand where some of our friends and family were coming from. Thinking it was better not to pry, not to force a conversation.
Alone…There were other loved ones who didn’t realize how hard Kris and I took our loss, even several years later, they’re surprised that either one of us remembers her or wants to dedicate time to helping those in similar situations. For these folks, my hope is that they remain aware of families like ours, that they take the time to pay attention and to be there for those who need them the most.