September made a year since my mother passed. Losing my mother and best friend was the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to deal with. Last year a friend of mine died after an awful accident that wasn’t her fault, her family hired one of those wrongful death attorneys for the lawsuit which went on for ages and it was awful for her family as I felt that the grieving process was prolonged because of the lawsuit, little did I know that it doesn’t take a law suit for grief to continue for ages that it until my mother died and now I understand even more. The grief lives on and I have my days where I just can’t move, eat or sleep. It’s a new normal, I’m now a part of the motherless tribe. But I’m not alone. I’m lucky enough to have a good girlfriend who decided to share her loss and grief on a greater level, she wrote a book called Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day, by Ty Alexander. I’m really impressed (and still struggle to believe) that this only her first book – everything in it is perfect. It’s hard to pull off something so polished without a team behind you. Most debut authors tend to have people to take care of copy editing, design, and more to help create a product that’s ready to head to print. Ty managed to make me smile, laugh and cry in just the first chapter. I’m coping with loss every day and today I’m sharing 3 things I wish I knew Before My Mother Died.
“Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is, unfortunately, universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. In this soul-touching book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain.”
Don’t take your loved ones for granted– like what Ty said the first chapter of her book, We’ve been duped; everyone dies. I too thought my mother was supposed to live forever there was so much that I wanted to experience with my mother. So many things I took for granted. Everyone dies at some point and we need to make the best memories with them while they’re still alive.
This book walks you through the cycle of mourning and coping. Ty managed to capture all of my thoughts and feelings as I adapt to the new normal of being a part of the motherless tribe. Her willingness to open up share her experience will keep you engaged and wanting to read more. Be sure to grab a copy for not only yourself but also a girlfriend who may need it.
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Hope this Post Motivates and Inspires You To Connect With Your Loved Ones.