All there is with Anderson Cooper
Anderson, podcast number 1 is so pleasant to hear. We do all have losses in our life, that is if we’ve been blessed to share love within our family or one that becomes your family . I can’t imagine a life without love and memories of the most special people, our families. When our loved ones go home, grief can be a rollercoaster of many different emotions. If your are sentimental, like I am. I expect you are too, from what you've said so far. I’m still going through some of my fathers things. I enjoy and have for many years learning about my fathers family history. Dad had 9 siblings and all the family that goes along. I’ve tried to keep a history from , photos, any newspaper articles, weddings. I appreciate your authenticity or transparency in telling the truth about the history of your life. I’m like that , I live in the South, many times people really don’t know how to take me, I’m honest , I don’t wear a mask. I love talking about my beautiful and flawed family. I believe we all just do the very best we can, with what we have. Everyone is broken in someway. There is always help. Don’t you just love the “Perfects?” I imagine in your world you probably are exposed to many perfects . It’s a shame because they miss out on so much (reality) You have to be present and in the moment to truly experience your feelings of enjoying and carry a memory of that moment in time. Once it’s gone and you weren’t paying attention, it’s gone forever . I’ve experienced a few losses, the two most important ones are my mom and dad. When mom went home, I lost it, nobody can replace you mom. She was 83 and passed in 2012. I had taken care of her since I was 15. I took great care of her, she was mentally ill, definitely had many months at a time that she could be very stable. I cried everyday for a year. I’ve had more counseling than a chick deserves! I was a daddy’s girl. I ended up caring for him the last 10 years of his life , pretty much 24/7. He was very spoiled . He went home in 2021. We shared so much during that time. He shared much I could have done without knowing . He passed at 93. You know I was at peace and so was he . He lived a long wonderful life . Dad loved his family, worked hard to provide well for us. My mom was one of those southern “perfect’s.” I’d always tell her. you are such a snob! Last, my grief is now where I live well with my family memories. The only thing for me, was after they were both gone, I felt orphaned. The people who love you hopefully unconditionally, always have your back, and all the memories of them. I felt like a turtle without a shell . Those feelings have passed . Occasionally a tear will slip out or I’ll think I need to call mom. Oh I can’t? Anderson, I looking forward to more podcast from you. You have boys now and you are their unconditional lover. I hope you get to enjoy many memorable times with them. I did so much with 3 girls. I began reading to them while in utero, and never stopped . I’ve read all my life, and I passed that love to my girls. I believe that if you can read , you can accomplish anything you want. Those boys will grow so fast , don’t pass up something, if you can help it, that They are involved in. What I can tell you, they leave the nest faster that you can imagine. The empty nest has been one of the most difficult times for me. I believe trials are designed for us to take stock and raise our level of awareness of what is really important in life. I’ve written too much, sorry. Looking forward to hearing the rest . I’ve always been fond of you and the way you handle the news and the people you are delivering to! Thanks and blessings! Sally HendersonRead full review »
den1110! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
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Your podcast is a blessing. You words have brought back my memories of my mom. I was her only child and she died in 2005, four months before her 90th birthday. I think I appreciate her life and the sacrifices she made for me more as the days go by.My father divorced her when I was two and she...Read full review »
4 and 8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
Anderson, such a glorious reflection. You continue to inspire by your words, provide solace to many and show the connectivity of human hearts.
LLC54 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
For so openly sharing your grief, pain & good moments as you navigated the end of your Mother’s life. I look forward to next week w Stephen Colbert: you two are certainly favorites of mine.❤️
Ginagina Smith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
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