Grief Counseling

Posted by Milo Wilson On Friday, April 16, 2010 6 comments
Erin and I went to our 1st Grief Share meeting on Monday night. It was an awkward, wierd, and good feeling. Being there helps us realize the reality of our situation. Josiah is gone, and we dearly miss him. However, it also helps us to know that we are doing a good job with continuing our lives. In some of the videos we watched the other night, we heard stories about individuals who completely shut down their lives. I don't believe we have done this. We have two beautiful girls that keep us awake and alive, and who are always talking about their little brother. We are so grateful for him.... and them.

Here's what we want to ask of you our readers: our friends, and family. Continue to ask us about Josiah. Let us tell you some of the stories we forgot to write about. Let us teach you what we have learned about pediatric cardiology. Let us pick on ourselves, our nurses, and our doctors and all the things that happen in this fraternity called the PCICU. We don't want to forget, move on, or lose touch with everything that happened in the last year: good and bad.

So go ahead, ask us anything. What question have you kept quiet to "protect" us? We promise we won't be offended... we won't be angry. We will laugh, and we might cry a bit, but we need to do that too!

6 comments to Grief Counseling

  1. says:

    Robin Strickland I am so glad to hear and see that your family has been doing so well since the death of Josiah. I can not say the same for my sister with the lose of Crystal. I really wish that there was a way for me to help her during this time in her life. But she is just filled with so much sadness and anger. Do either of you have any advice for me to give to her? I know that she is not the only one going through this but losing a niece is not the same as losing a daughter. So, I can't truly understand how she feels or what she is going through.

  1. says:

    Ginger I am glad ya'll have found others that you can relate to in this grieving process! It's awesome! There ain't a day that goes by that I don't think about your 'Little Heart'...I have a special little 'broken heart' that hangs around my neck that reminds me of ALL of my Little Heart friends!!!

    As 'Your Heart Holds On'...celebrate Josiah's life! God is sooooo good....Keep on keeping on.

  1. says:

    Lenore Dear Wilson family,
    Erin and Milo, I wonder if you have given any thought to the fact that you have a wonderful testimony of God's love. Maybe visiting other churches with Josiahs LIFE and or maybe writing a book. Your testimony has been a blessing to me and so many others I am sure.
    It is wonderful how God has given you both wisdom and comfort at this time.
    I will keep you all in my prayers.

  1. says:

    Dawn (Nana) we all plan on our life time( what is left of it) with our spouses,children,grandchildren and families.it does become a continual reminder of a sort of handicap when the ideal is not the reality that was pitured in our minds. the depth of the loss will now take a life time to talk and revisit the memories and the sweet impact this little guy has in our lives.He is missed and forever loved,...

  1. says:

    Stephanie Quintero OK, I have a few questions. What was the shunt that clotted off? Was that what kept the atrial septum open? Do you torture yourself because you weren't there when he passed? I sure hope not! I have often thought that it would be easy to feel guilty about that. But, I hope you don't because I still think it was for the best and I am thankful that you were together, I think that was part of God's plan. Here is a real challenger of a question. What was that ride back to Charleston like? What do you think, talk about, prepare? I remember getting Melissa's call and finding out that ya'll were driving back. I remember thinking that this was probably the longest ride ever.
    On a different note, how is Ali doing? She was in a sledding or skiing accident in Buffalo right before Josiah passed, correct? I never saw an update about her.

  1. says:

    Stephanie Quintero Hi Wilsons! I was wondering if you are still going to grief counseling. I don't mean to pry but I know it is important and didn't know how long you continue to go.

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