Why We Exist
A Family’s Story: Four years ago, my wife Diane died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack. She was 36 years old and had no prior health problems. At the time, my oldest daughter, Lynn, was four and my youngest daughter, Katie, was one. Our lives were turned upside down that day, and changed forever.
Looking back, I can honestly say that the first two years after Diane’s passing were a blur. I was in survival mode – running around at 100 mph, trying to work full time, run a household and be both mom and dad for my girls. I was especially worried about Lynn and how her mom’s passing would affect her, as she was old enough to know exactly what had happened to her mom. I knew I needed to seek counselling for her immediately – thank goodness for Hospice Calgary!
Today we are doing well. We’ve come a long way in the last four years – thanks to Hospice Calgary. Sure, there are still tough days when we miss Diane dearly. But what the Hospice has taught us is it’s okay to have those days – it’s natural. That grief has no timetable and everyone deals with their grief in their own unique ways. I’m so grateful for everything Hospice Calgary has done and continues to do for me and my girls. I don’t know where we’d be right now if Hospice Calgary didn’t come into our lives.