Surviving Life's Lessons

October 26, 2012

When the Candle Goes Out. A Journey of Grief and Survival

For me it’s easier to write about my feelings than to talk about them.  All the support groups available to me have done nothing more than lower me further into the hole of sadness, grief, guilt and hopelessness.  We all start out in life with this bright candle in front of us guiding us through the paths that turn into the lessons and experiences  that make us who are.  I’ve never understood why some people have such privileged lives, born with the proverbial “silver spoon”, while the rest of us suffer an unimaginable existence.  Those of us who suffer feel, at one time or another, that their life light, their bright candle that has guided them on their journey, has gone out.   My journey isn’t unique by any means.  Most of us have had life altering events that changed us forever.  The illness or loss of a loved one, the loss of your home and possessions, your job, your self-worth, all these events started in our lives with that bright candle gently guiding us into our futures.  What happens when that candle goes out?

1 Comment »

  1. it gets suckier for a while……..then you start to live again, laugh again but always remember that pain and light missing…….God finds ways to fill in the moments and life CAN be good again. 🙂 Keep the faith, youve just started this journey!!! Dawn

    Comment by dawn baca — October 27, 2012 @ 12:52 am


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