As a survivor of multiple losses, I am all too familiar with the pain and isolation that comes with grieving. In May of 2019 my youngest brother Jacob died by suicide and two months later my older sister Alanna and her twin girls June and Ruby were driving home from church when they were hit and killed by a semi-truck. In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined for our family to undergo such loss, and for people I love so dearly to die in such violent ways.
As I struggled to survive my pain, I was shocked by the reactions of people. I felt immense pressure to act strong, and to carry on as though nothing had happened.
As I've gathered resources to support myself in living a life that will always be filled with grief I've become increasingly aware of the truth that they are so many people out there who also feel desperately alone in their grief.
I received a certificate in spiritual companioning from the University of Green Bay in May of 2022; and am currently undergoing training to become a certified grief coach.
Thank you for being here, for reading my story, and for trusting me with your grief.