An open letter to all mothers (and fathers, as well) who have lost a child…

Lisa Pearlman
3 min readJan 14, 2023

I won’t add “too soon” because it is always too soon.

My mom is 80 but has never been the same after losing my brother to an accidental overdose in 2007. Yes he was a 34 year old adult, but he was my mother’s baby boy. I see the pain in her eyes every day, as I live back home with her and my dad, where my brother and I grew up in our “nuclear family” that looked so perfect from the outside looking in. My mom was an elementary school teacher & my dad a high school…

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Lisa Pearlman

Empath/HSP; Writer/Poet, iphoneographer, MentalHealth Counselor, MindsetCoach, DigitalMarketer; BA Psychology; Animals-Meditate-Consciousness-Hiphop-Peace&Love