Love Enables Healing ~ Reader Post

The Messenger's Story

Reader Post As Received:

Dear Jake,
I’m so grateful to have come across your blog. I admire your choice to include your children and your wife in this personal journey in addition to the rest of the world; it’s only through sharing that we heal ourselves and others, as I believe we’re all connected.

I lost my spouse suddenly in 2009. We were at a cottage we rented every summer near the ocean. He was 49 years old, a runner and gifted athlete. We had just finished sharing a cup of coffee together on the deck watching the sailboats when he decided he would go for his morning run. When he returned 30 min. later, I heard a loud thud in the kitchen….I administered CPR, until help arrived 20 min. later, but I already knew he was gone. It was later determined he had had a heart attack. I didn’t…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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