I’m going to keep this one short, because I just want you to listen to the episode. (Even when I cringe at the sound and speed of my own voice! Agh!)
When mom died, my dearest fRam bestie Darrian gave me Nora McInerny’s book “No Happy Endings” and it sent me – full speed ahead – into the Nora and TTFA fan club. Then, when Aaron died, I was so lost and felt so lonely and dark that I quickly turned back to TTFA. I would drive for hours – with Sloan in the backseat – listening to TTFA, crying, and just trying to remember that someone else out there had been through this kind of shit too.
So the fact that I had the opportunity to speak with Nora and share my story is absolutely, hands-down, one of the most healing things I’ve done to-date. Thank you, Nora and TTFA team, for taking time (so, so much time) to speak with me. I feel so honored and grateful.
They honored me, they honored Aaron, and they honored mom and our entire family in the process. It’s just…Perfect. I feel so seen and supported today.
When a life story gets complicated (as they often do) – it’s hard to do the thing justice – but DAMN they did it all justice.
Okay I could say that same thing ^^ a million times in a million different ways!
SO – what I’ve learned? Life can be a real bitch and I’m learning this level of connection gets us through the darkest bitchiness of it.
<3 – Kari
OKAY. GO LISTEN RN! I LOVE YOU TTFA! YOU LIFE-CHANGING BAMF PEEPS, YOU!