3 thoughts on “Mourning 2013 for a Better New Year

  • January 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Thankyou for your brutal honesty. I relate to that sense of mourning the year that has been also. I saw pictures of how NY was celebrated around the world & was moved by a photo of an Indian boy in Mumbai, lighting the effigy of an old man, symbolizing the burning of the past in hopes of starting a new year without bad memories. Sometimes that is how we need it to be in order to leave a painful year behind & embrace the new with hope. See http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/world/gallery/new-years-2014/index.html

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  • January 2, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Wow! Thank you for writing this blog. I am so grateful I read it! I, too, have had quite a few losses this year (namely the relationship I had with my baby’s daddy – the baby is only 8 months & I’m looking at being a single mother – something I DID NOT sign up for!). This year has kicked my ass!!! I’ve dealt with tons of depression, both post-pardum and clinical. I, too, live with chronic pain from a series of back injuries/surgeries dating back to 1999, and I am hoping this coming year will be better. I guess it’s never too late to mourn a loss, since New Years has come & gone. But thank you for sharing this blog post. It’s always good to know I’m not alone in what I’m enduring. God bless, and I hope your pain lessens with every day!!!

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  • January 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    WOW!!! It’s so much like my life, except for the divorce. I was hurt 3 yrs ago and nothing has been the same. I haven’t been able to work d/t the pain. I’m on pain killers , unable to sleep well. Then pain worsened, I didn’t know what was going on. I had terrible pain in my neck, shoulders and terrible headaches. My Ortho Dr sent me to a Rheumatologist. Year 2 told I had Fibromyagia. What the heck is that?? Read all kinds of literature and went on Twitter. I can’t work, have tried to get a p/t job but my experience is in Healthcare. As soon as I get a physical from their doc, I’m out. This has happened twice to me. I have been grieving my past life. I’ve lost so much, but I still have so much and that’s what I focus on. I’ve made many new twitter friends that have helped me in so many ways. The road has been long and hard but I focus on the fact that The Lord never gives u more than u can handle. My struggle Will get better. I will prevail. The pain, I lift it up to The Lord for the souls in pergatory so that its not wasted. I Thank The Lord every day for my blessing. Blessings of being able to share all these things with people like me. My Dear twitter friends, Love you all!!!!

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