Love Birds

by smitha
(india)

hi dear grandma


its smitha here again from banagalore (india)
grandma i dont understand why sadness loves me so much
last time i had written to you regarding my family issues...am a 21 year old girl staying away from my house from childhood..now my working and staying all alone..no matter its festival , family functions watever..am not a part of anything and it does not makes any difference to my family...recently i bought two love birds as am found of animals and birds,,,i took care of them so much i used to provide fresh water to drink everyday and also boiled rice and bird food which the vendor had provided...and i used to keep them out for sometime so that they can get fresh air and sunlight,,,but unfortunately one among the bird which was my favorite expired....i am shattered grandma..not able to work..i was so emotionally attached to it as i used to talk to it everyday..most of my friends say the vendor has not given a girl and boy bird so that they would gel along with each other..i had no idea about asking for it while purchasing,,am really in depression grandma ..dont know what to do?????

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Feb 29, 2012
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Depression and Mourning
by: Grandma

Hello Smitha,

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your love bird. I know how hard it is to lose a pet you love so much. I went through losing my dog a few years ago because of the dog food poison we had here in the U.S.. I thought I was giving her the best food money could buy only to learn that I was poisoning her a little at a time each day. I still haven't been able to bring myself to get another dog.

The important thing is Smitha is to know that you did your best as far as taking care of your bird and you can't let the mourning you are going through keep you depressed, you still have another bird that is depending on you to love it and take care of it. You should also be spending more time with your friends and allow them to comfort you. You also need to pull yourself together and go to work. Work is important in all our lives. We all need to feel needed. Nobody can pull you out of this depression but you. You have been through worse and you know you have a strong spirit, so have faith in yourself.

I will keep you in my prayers,

Grandma

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