Submitted by Paul Sharkey, Founder, TODAY is a Good Day
I don’t talk about it a lot. The death of my daughter Mary on November 28, 2010. Why don’t I?
- It is awkward. When asked how many kids do you have; it is much easier to say “two”. It is harder to explain “three and one is in heaven”. Most people are looking to hear “two” and move on with their day. Once you say “three and one in heaven”, it leads to more questions and the inevitable “I am so sorry for your loss”.
- It is emotional. As a man, I don’t usually talk about my emotions often. Sometimes I will with my wife but even that is rare.