Getting my life back --sort of

My middle son passed away in August last year, he suffered an epileptic seizure and fell into a local canal, he was only 25.
Life has been a series of okay days and real shitty ones. For a while my mojo left me,& although life will never be the same, we have set up a memorial fund, to raise much needed funds for epilepsy. I have been making and selling my crafts this has helped me stay sane,while in some way giving meaning to it all.


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3 replies since 5th April 2010 • Last reply 5th April 2010

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how it must be to bury your child. A friend of my sisters is going through this now. I keep meaning to say to my sister to encourage her with her craft hobbies as it can be such a good way of expressing feelings that sometimes there aren't words for. There are a number of us on here who suffer with depression so it may be worth having a look at some of the entries on that thread too, its in the rants, and oddly enough its not all negative stuff but very supportive and practical. A lot of us use craft to get through shitty times. Welcome to CO&K too. We've got really nice supportive and friendly network on here and hope you keep posting Happy

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Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, to imagine such a loss is impossible, though I am pleased that you are able to set a fund in aid od eplilepsy I'm sure your son would be very proud of you. I agree with Arty KitKat, we all try to be as supportive as possible. Although it is not quite the same as losing a child, about a month ago my Granddad passes away, and I spoke to people on here about it and they were so supportive I still get depressed at times and most of the time I think I'm in denial and block it out - not thinking about it seems to work for me, though I don't think that is a good thing. But crafting may be a coping mechanism you use to help deal with daily life, like what you've done in raising money. We all look out for on another so you will be more than welcome to share wat you are going through with us all and we will try constructive and compassionate advice where we can.

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I wish there were anything that we could say or do to make it better. Happy I don't have kids and so have no idea what you must be going through, but last week I was in the hospital and saw a mother lose her 3-year-old boy..... it was heartbreaking. I have no idea what I'll do when my kitty dies, let alone if a child died. Happy

I do agree, though, that maybe you should check out the depression threads. Remember, we are always here for you! We are lucky to have each other, and now to have you. Happy

*huggles*

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