You were a father, a mother, a family. And you are. And you always will be. Not anywhere near the way you had imagined or hoped, not anywhere near. But you do not have to give back those titles, those badges of honor. You are parents to a son. You are a family.
I wanted to share something I wrote for Open to Hope, in the process of dealing with my brother’s untimely death not two years ago. It relates. http://www.opentohope.com/yes-im-still-grieving/
My heart is with you and your wife as you go through this unforeseen landscape day by day, moment by moment.