Who am I ???
I asked my husband for help answering that question.
My husband said, “You are definitely one in a million”, while chuckling.
You see, I was born on the kitchen floor, at the family farm in Idaho. My Grandma Million was responsible for my safe delivery. I was the first February 29ther (we are also referred to as “Leapers”) that year, in the Moscow area. The list of unique events grows from there, with many lonely times, even though I was the oldest of us 7 “Millions”.
My source of comfort has been Psalm 139.
I tend to be super serious, very emotional and empathetic. I do a pretty good Donald Duck imitation-that is as close to funny as I get.
I have a 3-fold purpose for Moving Mercifully Forward = MMF.
* This is a place I share my raw loss struggles. I hope to look back over these posts and see growth ?
** I want folks to have a place they can share their stories.
*** I want MMF to be a place to find encouragement, and coping ideas. In time, I hope my daughter (Melissa Apperson) will be encouraged, in these readings, while continuing to move forward, glancing back, seeing the hurdles that God has given us the might to bound over.
I am not an expert on loss, although, I have lost more than 4 grandparents-some I never met. I have lost relatives that were very dear to me. Co-workers, bosses and very dear friends are on my list of losses. My biological mother died, a few years ago, before we could meet. Each person held a special place in my life. I am one of those people who takes loss extremely hard. I tend to have an abundance of emotions.
MMF is my non-private place for dealing with the death of my son, Shawn Apperson, on May 3, 2013. It is, also, a place friends and relatives can go and read how I really am doing. I understand that my raw emotions can be difficult to handle and reading them might be easier for most. The months he was in the hospital because of 73% deep tissue burns, I did frequent post updates, on his condition. After Shawn died, folks encouraged me not to stop writing. They think it will be helpful in my grief process.
For the most part I have been posting on the weekends. So far, that seems the best time for my full schedule.
If anyone wants to get in touch with me, use: firstname.lastname@example.org
In closing, I hope folks will find this a place to grow through their own grief process. It does help knowing one is not alone. Plus, helps from those who have endured the agonizing and deep dark valley, is a source of encouragement. It will be interesting to see the growth. K P.S. I like the Bears & Steelers.