This is about my journey to my new normal. It is far too soon to truly understand what my new normal is going to be but I will find comfort in sharing this journey. 2016 was supposed to be the best year of mine and Nick’s life. We were supposed to get married and we were going to start trying for children after our wedding in October. On February 20, 2016 Nick passed on to a place I hope to someday see him again and my life completely changed. This is the journey to my new normal.
Hello, I recently read your blog titled ps: I still love you. I am so sorry for your loss and I thank you for having the courage to share your story. I too lost my son to an avalanche 6 years ago in January sledding in the Rockies and experienced similar emotions of anger and betrayal. If only he had made different choices that day perhaps he too would be alive…
Thank you for being able to put into words what I only felt and could not convey to others. I commend you for reaching out to others in your pursuit to educate those who love the back country.
I hope that one day you will find peace.
Truly inspiring…such a blessing to meet you today!
My heart breaks as read your blog i grew up in golden i know the places you talk about …. i can’t even fathom your loss i have ugly cried every chapter i have read so far.. i now live in valemount bc another snowmobilers dream a little town in the mountains simular to golden only smaller…. anyways my point is i work at one of our gas and convenience stores we are very busy in the morning with our sledding customers and work crews not one snowmobiler left our store with out me ending the transaction play safe stay safe have a great day…. every avalance that happens in the mountians i always wonder when some one get hurt did i serve them are they one of our regulars accidents happen mother nature happens and no matter how prepared one thinks they are it can change in the blink of an eye
Thank You. Words don’t express how you inspire.
I am so glad I stumbled across your blog! I too love a man who loves the backcountry and every single time he loads the sled I worry. I want you to know your safety message will not fall on deaf ears. He is riding cooke city Sunday which always scares me and as soon as I read this I bolted out of bed and checked his avvy bag! Thank you for sharing such real and raw emotions.
I was directed to your blog by your sister in law. I lost my fiancé suddenly, tragically, 15 days ago. It was a heart attack, we knew he had some issues but never thought it would catch up with us this quick. He died the day before my mom, his mom, me, and our sisters were supposed to go wedding dress shopping. Thank you for writing this
Christy, I am so so sorry to hear about your fiancé. I am so grateful that you have found some comfort in my writing. I’m so sorry that you are now relating to it. Please feel free to reach out anytime if you want to talk to someone who has been there. My email is email@example.com.
Please remember that in the early days of loss it can be so hard to do the most basic things. Be gentle on yourself and remember to breathe.