Losing a child or a spouse is a blow no one ever foresees. Some celebrities have lost their kids and spouses and below is how they are dealing with the loss.
Norman Cousin once said
” Death is not the greatest losing life, the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
1. Peter Kabere
On April 2014, the gospel fraternity lost a talented artiste Peter Kabere after he was electrocuted while washing his car.
At the time of his death, Kaberere’s wife Njeri was expectant with their second child and the shock of of his death is something she will never be able to put in words.
Unlike many people who let depression get the best of them, Njeri has come up with creative ways to fight her grief.
Speaking to The Nairobian she said
I have found ways of coping with grief that are positive. I let my body go through such emotions as crying and feeling sad.
I talk about what I feel and express myself. I try not to numb my pain but release it eventually.
I have found that reading does help one to cope with grief. I read books that help me.
I love reading books about heaven and I find courage in the knowledge that my husband is with God. I also rest well and do the things I love.
Given that her kids are also in mourning, she includes them in the healing process.
“I do a lot of writing and journaling, which helps, besides celebrating what her husband was when alive.
She talks it out with her kids as they jam to his songs,once in a while, we visit the grave and pray together,”
2. Isabella Kituri
TV presenter Isabella Kiturui lost her spouse after battling colon cancer when she was only 25-years-old with a three-month-old baby boy.
In a past interview Isabella who is expectant with her second child said
“I mourned for eight years between 2005 and 2013. It was a shock, like a never-ending nightmare. I had been married for just one year,”
Tanzanian artiste lost his baby mama ,Martha after a sudden illness together.
She was a comedienne.