- Letshego Zulu lost her husband three years ago and the grief that followed has taught her a lot about herself
- She has learnt about things such as gratitude for life
- She feels that a grieving person can choose to let it freeze or free them.
It has been three years since Gugu Zulu passed away while trying to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of a Trek4Mandela expedition to raise funds for sanitary pads for schoolgirls.
The grief that his widow, Letshego, had to endure taught her a lot about herself, according to TimesLIVE.
She recently opened up about just what the grief has opened her eyes to while speaking to Azania on 702.
Letshego is now grateful for life. She said:
"Grief has taught me so much about myself. It has taught me to be grateful for life, it has taught me that you should be in tune with everyone around you and the things you involve yourself in."
Briefly.co.za gathered that she also feels that life goes on, even after a terrible loss, and that it is a person's choice how they handle the pain.
"We all come into this world individually and we will all depart individually. It is painful when a departure happens, but the truth of the matter is the clock keeps ticking and it's your choice to allow grief to either freeze you or free you."
Letshego's family has been supporting her and helping her keep her head high, despite the weight of a heart filled with sorrow.
"They literally cradled my broken heart. I never fell because they were there as reinforcements to make sure that I don't fall. They played a major role in my journey of rebuilding after that broken heart."
The brave woman has been dealing with her loss in an inspirational way - she even penned a book about her late husband.
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