“In life you carry a mental rucksack, and if you are lucky you don’t have much in it. But losing a parent adds a massive weight to the rucksack. It is a weight that you will always have to carry – and a weight that, I hope, you can learn to carry. It will always be there, and it will always be heavy, but you will learn to carry it.”
I thought this blog post by 19-year-old Shannara was really powerful and moving. Perhaps some of you might be interested to read it?
See the full blog post: https://www.sueryder.org/media-centre/blog/2017/may/losing-a-parent-losing-yourself