Sitting in the counselor’s lobby waiting for my counseling session, early because I had no where to go to waste time before my appointment. I decided to come early and work on my homework which coincidentally is focused on bereavement within a family system.
Panic is running from my heart through my mind and body and I’ll never be ready for the funeral tomorrow. Babe’s funeral, HER funeral, HER birthday would have been/is tomorrow…. I just CAN’T.
Reading my e-book textbook, I read this and stop:
Transition periods are often characterized by upheaval, rethinking of previous and future commitments, and openness to change.
-McGoldrick, Garcia-Preto, & Carter (2016)
August 20th was the day my life changed and September 9th will be the day a part of me died and became resurrected…..
McGoldrick, M., Garcia Preto, N., & Carter, B. (2016). The expanding family life cycle: Individual, family, and social perspectives (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.