dealing with loss,
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Life: Missing Someone You've Lost
When people would talk about losing someone, I couldn't relate because I haven't lost anyone close to me. During a recent Twitter chat, I realized that I was lying to myself. I did lose someone, and I was a bit sad that I had almost forgotten about this person.
When I was 10 years old, I lost my nanny. She was a second mother to me. We had an agreement that she wasn't going to leave me until I was 15 years old. Growing up, I thought that she lied to me and left early. The last time I saw her was when she was having intense stomach aches and had to be taken to the hospital. The rest was hearsay. I was told she had to be put on life support, and eventually her daughter decided it was time to let her go.
As you can probably tell, I did not get the chance to say goodbye. When I came to the United States, I sometimes wished she came with me. I was in a depressed state all throughout high school and I thought to myself, "if she was here right now, I wouldn't feel this way."
Growing up, my nanny was my protector. She protected me from all the bullies and she took care of me like I was her own daughter. Thinking of her now, I wish that she was still with me so that I can share with her my accomplishments.
My best friend in the Philippines had recently lost her younger brother. I don't think I had ever met him, but he seemed like a good man. Their relationship was something I envy (yes, present tense), and I hope that my friend is finding ways to cope during this difficult time.
Anyway, I recently watched Ingrid's video about dealing with loss. I thought it would be nice to share it with you.