Welcome to Shoulder to Lean on!

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This blog is about remembering our loved ones. My hopes are to create a positive, two-way communication service in hopes that we can help each other. In doing so, we may be able to find a way to cope with our grief and find the light in our lives that we might have lost along the way. I want you to know that, as the famous Toy Story song goes, “You’ve got a friend in me” and hopefully this blog can become your shoulder to lean on.

A little less than a month ago I lost my mother after her 8 year battle with breast cancer. Since her passing, one thing that i've been very grateful for is having all the amazing support of my family and friends. My biggest support are the friends who have been in a similar situation. I find the comfort in knowing that they know exactly how I feel about my mom's passing. The fears, the hurt, the anger, that we all feel when a loved one have passed away. But, what about those that don’t have a shoulder to lean on? What if others my age don’t have anyone to call and to express their emotions to?

My friends who have lost someone that was special to them have always told me “no one knows how you feel unless they have been through it too" and, truth be told they are right. Sometimes the question isn't necessarily if they have a person to confide in; they simply may not feel comfortable expressing themselves to others face-to-face.

This is why I decided created this blog and why it’s important for me. I want to create a safe haven where others can express their feelings, emotions, feel comfortable when speaking, and know that someone else out there has been or is currently in the same shoes as you are now. This blog is made specially for young adults, and those under 35.

No matter what, know that A Leaning Shoulder, as well as I, and everyone else will always be here for you: to support you, to ensure you that even through the toughest days there will always be a light at the end. My goal for everyone is that you join me throughout the journey by posting and by reading about others stories. This way, you will not feel alone.