As for commenting about the post I did called "Identity" and how a mother might react to a child's death, I do have to say that the mother involved in this particular incident has had a much more difficult time. I don't blame her. But I do know that this particular father was really close to his son. I know that all fathers love their children, but this person was much closer to his son than I have seen a lot of fathers be. From what I understand, they were really close and did everything together, like best friends. And this man is not a macho guy. He is very kind and sensitive. I am a mother myself, so I could be prejudice in saying a mother might feel more, but who knows what people feel in the very deepest part of their heart?
The only thing I can say for sure is what I was saying for myself, and that is I know I have gone through some pretty devastating things that I had allowed to create a negative identity for myself. That got me nowhere. It has taken a long time to get out of it, but it is possible to create a new identity as a strong, creative Woman of Worth, and it is creating that identity that is helping me to live a new life.
Here is to all of us standing up, "bigk", and shouting that we will be the Best We Can Be, and letting nothing stop us!