“He didn’t complete me. But if it was a painting, he added color to my life”
Bump In The Road:
Sheila Kamuda On Learning to Live Again
Sheila Kamuda On Navigating Grief
Sheila Kamuda is a very independent woman. She worked while her husband took care of all the household and childcare details. But when he died, her life stopped. How does one cope with something like this? Sheila reflects that she spent six years writing nearly daily letters to her deceased husband.
“It was my way of holding on and I guess letting go at the same time.”
In all, she wrote about 2,000 letters.
“The quiet in the house was just deafening,” she recalls. But she put one foot in front of the other, and reflected about her life ahead. And in doing do, she looked back and within for comfort and guidance.
“Once you start to go back to who you are, what are your dreams before you met?
What is it that you wanted to do? Where did you want to live?”
And slowly, Sheila moved forward. This is her story.
Sheila Kamuda: Healing from Grief
“Healing began when I started to think about my dreams.”
“I became somebody else. I became me, but deeper.”
“To value yourself and to feel empowered, oh my God, you could take on the world if you have that.”
“We have to be grateful for ourselves first, grateful for where we’ve been, grateful for where we’re going, grateful for our journey.”