You will survive… My message to anyone who has lost a loved one, especially a child. I have to admit, when someone told me that same thing after my daughter Kristi died, I didn’t believe them. I did not want to live any longer on this Earth without my daughter. I wanted to leave. I didn’t care about life, I wanted to be with my daughter. The thought of living another 30+ years was excruciatingly painful.

Yet here I am, 12 years later and yes, I have survived. Was it a long hard road? Yes. But somewhere along the way, about a year ago, I decided I wanted to live. I remember the moment, the thought came to me loud and clear “I want to live!”

Kristi’s death changed the trajectory of my life. I am different now. I have learned much on this voyage. I have learned that we are infinite beings, and when we leave this physical body, our soul lives on; enriched and wiser than before we began this incarnation. I know that we are always connected to Spirit and our loved ones who have passed to the other side and that we can contact them anytime we want. Kristi is but a thought away and we talk often. I have learned to be resilient since the death of my child, to draw on an inner strength I wasn’t aware I had. Today I choose to face life head on, experience every minute of it, both the sorrow and the joy.

Today I choose life. I hope you do too.



Sandra G. Malhotra is the Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Regenerate Magazine. She is just a little bit passionate about health and wellness being our birthright.