RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Capsule Of Grief


When my Mom died, I didn't ever want to have friends or relationships again, thinking, what's the sense? they'll only die too! .
Just wanting to stay home, be safe, not have to reach out to anyone.
It's natural and normal when you're hurting so much, because the grief is so personal. It's hard to share it.
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Finally letting go because of my best friend, Rose, who showed me how to laugh, feel joy and live again, just by being there for me. Wanda reaching out to me in friendship also, helping me to grow in other ways.

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