Identity – Who am I?

Count it all joy

Who are you?  At first glance that seems like an easy question to answer.   Most of us will say, I’m a mom, a dad, a son, a friend, a teacher, a boss, a coach, an athlete, a musician, a girlfriend, etc.

BUT…If you were to lose any of those things, would you still be okay?  Would the core of who you are be rattled and lost?  If the answer is yes to that question, would you consider that your identity was perhaps a little bit more than that?  Yes, loss and death is devastating.  I’m talking about when it become debilitating and takes over your grief process.

I started to explore my identity many years ago when someone asked me that very question.  It kinda made me mad, if I’m being honest.  I WAS a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter and a friend.  What else could there…

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