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Well I made it through the first month of my new business.  I am selling gourmet candles and they are really great!  Who doesn’t love a great smelling , clean burning candle?  I started selling them really to help out at home after the death of my son Elliot in Feburary.  The funeral expenses were outragous!  I also thought that it would give me someting to fill the void of losing him.  He was 30 years old but profoundly disabled...he needed me for every thing! He could walk, talk, or really couldn’t do anything for himself.  He required lots of medication and g-tube feeding all the time. I am learning lots of new things in this business and I am having fsome fun at it too!  I am earning good money ....but the void doesn’t seem to go away.  While being busy has really help keep my mine occupied as soon as I stop there he is in my heart and my mind!  Well I guess that is just the way it is!  I miss you my sweet angel...I know that you are looking down on us now free from all your disabilities!  Run, dance, and play my little man you  are free at last! I love you....MOM



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Thank you for sharing about your son. I can’t begin to imagine the pain and grief you must be feeling. My heart does go out to you and I am sorry for your loss.
      I have always believed in the when one door closes another opens.
      I wish you the best in moving forward and always keeping your memories of your son.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Good morning, Bridgette.
      I’m very sorry for your loss. This is still fairly new, if I read this correctly. Give yourself space to grieve. The candle project is a very good idea too and seems to make you happier. Go with that! happy You will be ok honey, I know this. Give yourself some time and know it’s ok to grieve. It will of course, never be the same, but the grief will subside in time. I do know what grief can be like in all of it’s unavoidable stages and as women, sometimes we try to push our way through it to get it overwith faster or deny it. To me, it doesn’t sound like you‘re doing that, in fact, it sounds to me like you‘re doing really good & living your life and just going through it while building yourself a new business doing something you really like. That is awesome. I commend you for that. You‘re obviously very strong! I wish you the best of luck and a very happy future. happy



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      Bluerose wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • You‘re not supposed to avoid it hon.  Let yourself feel it.  Read about it.  Talk about it.  Do everything you can do to address it.  Write to him.  Talk to him.  Read to him.  Whatever you do, don’t avoid it.



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      Daphne wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • You can run, but you can’t hide, Bridgette.  Grief is imperative...you will not get “through it” by trying to get “around” it.  Face it head on and, as bluerose suggested, “do everything you can“.  It’s yours, you need it, and you‘re entitled to it...you will work it out.



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      Mztracy wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • I am so very sorry for the loss of your son!
      Blessings



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      UK Girl wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • I’m so sorry for the loss of your son - grief is natural and normal.

      Glad you have found something to fill your mind with which also sounds like you enjoy...



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      Wittymom wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • I too am sorry that you have lost your son. Keep talking to him as he is always a part of your daily life. Grief is you natural response to loss, don’t fight, use it.  Good luck with the candle sales!



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      007pouty wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • I can’t imagine the grief you feel. But, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like you are starting to turn a corner of this.  Remember, there are 5 stages we go through in grief and sometimes those stages can last a long time.  But, eventually, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.  And your son will always be in your heart!
      Lots of hope and prayers for youestatic



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      Magnolia wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Writing and reading helped me alot after my daughter died, she was 15 at the time. It’s been 12 yrs now and still hurts, but in a differnt way. We will never get over this pain but learn to live with it throughout our lives.  Sending blessings your way Bridgett that your beloved son touches your heart in his own special way! happy



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