Healing thru WellnessMichelle Jeffreys
Thank you for your patience. I have recently had my webpage updated, logo design created and wrote my first book.
What a busy year this has been, even with COVID. It made me sit down and get things done. The website, blog, and book have been my baby. I have worked tirelessly to set up a site dedicated to honoring Zoë and helping others.
Writing the book has aided in healing. It was like an ongoing therapy session that allowed me time to re-live every moment, not something I thought I would ever say or want to do, but it allowed me to process my emotions differently.
We never completely heal from the death of a child, do not misinterpret what I am saying. When I say I am on a healing journey, I know that healing will be forever. By moving forward on my journey, it allows me to move forward in a positive light. Just another level in my healing journey.
I would like to introduce you to my book. I wrote my Rainbow to Keep telling my story. I want you to know Zoë, to know who she was, and who she was to me. My goal is to share what I went through, to help you along your journey. I hope you can find a connection in knowing you are not alone in this newfound world of grief.
Recently, I set up an annual scholarship in Zoë’s name at the school that she died at. I struggled with this for a very long time. Did I want to associate myself with this school? Could I ever step foot at that school again? How would this look to other people?
I realized that this is where the scholarship needed to be. When I had her past scholarship, it was in a different school district, my alma mater. Not at her school and not being given to her community. It finally became clear to me. I needed to do this. No matter how hard it would be, I needed to move the scholarship there.
I feel good about my decision. I feel as though she would have wanted this to happen, and even though I may never step foot on the grounds of that school to give out the scholarship, I know I did the right thing. You never know though, maybe down the road I will go there and hand out the scholarship, and it will be another step forward on my healing journey.