June 2, 2023

Grief is several layers deep

IMG_8915 (2)1. Missing loved one

  • being a couple
  • missing his laughter
  • all the little things
  • intimate conversation
  • at night
  • feeling only half alive
  • you smile but want to cry
  • Photo

2. Current situations like

  • celebrations – weddings, birthdays etc
  • when everyone around you at an event are a couple
  • The silence of not being able to hear Craig’s voice any more – except on some recordings I have
  • Grief guilt

3. Certain dates

  • the day Craig started to go numb – 8 July
  • the day of certain tests, CT scan, MRI – 28 July, diagnosis 4 August, etc
  • Charmagne’s wedding – 10 September
  • Today – 30 September
  • Funeral – 7 October
  • Birthdays etc

4. Future dates

  • having to give up the dreams Craig had for our future together
  • children still to get married
  • future grandchildren
  • Things that I know Craig would be involved in
  • 1st we had the Beneficiary Bill – trying to keep preschool from becoming compulsory for 3 & 4 years for beneficiaries.

  • 2nd the MoEs Problem Solving Survey

5. Wonderful memories

6. Eternity


From the Smiths:


Updated 22 September 2014:  Two years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here


Needing help for your home schooling journey:



Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttps://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/


Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: https://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/