Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Back in the early days after we lost Brenna I did something that I really shouldn't have done: I shopped. I bought things that we really couldn't afford. Several times a week I found myself shopping, and buying things that we didn't even need. This went on for a few months. I thought it was just something I was doing, but then I heard other moms saying they found themselves doing the same thing. It was like a temporary fix. A moment of happiness.

Yesterday I realized I haven't been shopping in several months. It's not because we can't afford it. It's because I don't feel the need to shop like I did when I was hurting.

Baby steps.


Heather said...

My dh did/does this. Thankfully he sees it and trie to reign it in. I was an eater...that's my vice. Eating and blogging!!

Suzy said...

mmm I definitely did that. Retail therapy has always been a big problem with me. But like you, I've found that I've actually gone a long time without it recently...its all part of the journey isnt it?

Britt-OregonGirl. said...

I've never met you, and I dont even remember how I came accross you blog, but I read it all the time! This post really reminds me of my mom when my dad passed away... it must really be a grieving process for some people!
I'm glad you are doing better :]