Learning to live again…
One year ago this month, my husband of over 53 years was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. In just a little over three months, he was gone. Needless to say, those months were a dark time in my life, but that was only the beginning. I wasn’t prepared to be alone. I wasn’t aware how co-dependent our relationship was. Looking back, I can see how I lost myself in our relationship, how I depended on him and looked to him for almost everything. We were totally connected, not requiring anyone else… happy, content, settled. What was idyllic turned out to be my downfall. I was so absorbed in our relationship that I totally forgot about me as an individual. After his passing, I was suddenly lost not knowing what would become of me. What was I going to do with my life? What is my life purpose?
A friend of mine gave me Lynn’s name and number and said she thought Lynn could help me. Boy! Was that ever an understatement! Lynn and her team have brought me out of the darkness and into the light. Granted, I haven’t always been willing…but through their compassion, understanding and most importantly NO judgment, I have begun to live again. They have helped to heal my body and soul, teaching me skills to get through the darkness and find myself again. Memories that used to bring tears now bring smiles.
I look forward to my sessions at ID, even though they aren’t always comfortable. Looking deeply into one’s self is sometimes painful but necessary in order to discover where the problem lies, where the hurt is coming from and how to heal. Their approach is always honest, caring and direct, which is greatly appreciated. When I was struggling with whether I wanted to even go on, they were there encouraging but never pushing me to make a decision. They respected my free will while teaching me to find my way.
I will forever be grateful to my friend, Sheron, for telling me about Lynn and ID and thankful to the entire ID team for their guidance and acceptance. I’m happy to be in such a loving group of people where you can be yourself and help each other be an inspiration to others.