People have different ways of coping with the loss of a loved one. Here is a story about one way I found comfort when my dad died. I wrote it with the hope that it might help others.
When you’re mourning a lost loved one, how do you keep the conversation going? by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group
For as long as I can remember, my dad has been the first person I call when I have good news, especially when it comes to my professional life.
Because he was so successful in his own business endeavors, it has always given me great joy to let him know the minute something good happens when it comes to my career. When I got my first job out of college, my dad was my first call. When I found out I won the distinguished sales award for my company — which meant an all-expenses-paid trip to a five-star resort in Arizona — I called my dad. When I got my first on-air reporting job, who did I call? My dad. And, when I won the President’s Club award — another trip, this time to Hawaii … Dad was the first to know.
So, last week, when I landed a big client at work, I couldn’t wait to call my dad and let him know.
There was only one problem. My dad is no longer living. He passed away last year.