Melissa Bell writes for Kidspot


Melissa Bell with her husband Gary. (Photograph: Supplied)

Australian actress and former Neighbours star, Melissa Bell lost her husband Gary last year, after a heart attack left him in a coma he didn’t wake up from.  She recently told Kidspot about her year of firsts and what it’s been like living with her grief.

Here is extract from Melissa’s article:

The day was filled with both good and uncomfortable moments, those where I found myself at a loss in the kitchen just wondering how I would get through cooking the meal when my sadness was so complete. I was crying at the ham and my son walked in and we cried together, missing this amazing man who we will never hold, laugh with, cry with or see again.

You know, you just miss the little things, like one of the gifts needed a battery to work and then we needed a screw driver to build one of the gifts. Gary always thought of those things. It’s hard not to have a meltdown and feel a failure because you can’t be all things to your kids.

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