‘My greatest fear is that he’ll be forgotten’: Losing a spouse at a young age
|globalnews.ca 08 Dec 2019 at 11:13|
McConnell has had to confront raising her son as a single parent, and the need to keep her husband’s memory alive so her son could feel connected to his father.
“One of my greatest fears is that he’ll be forgotten,” she said. “It’s terrifying to think that so many of the memories we had together, the knowledge of who he was… and the responsibility of having to pass that on to my son.”
She writes memories down and puts them in a “daddy box”.
“It’s tough to do on my own.”
Sometimes, it can be difficult to talk about death and grief around children. McConnell says children her son’s age are often curious why he doesn’t have two parents.