Kelly Preston has experienced more horrific moments in her life than any one person should be subjected to.
She's still able to enjoy life, though, and has opened up on how she overcame her personal tragedies.
While vacationing with hubby John Travolta in 2009 the two lost their son Jett. His death was attributed to a seizure, and drastically changed the lives of everyone who knew and loved him.
"I've had enormous loss. Nobody should have to lose a child. It's unfathomable, but I'm here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again."
Preston credits her faith and the kindness of strangers as the main reasons she healed.
"People were so beautiful — so, so extraordinary from all over the world, everybody grieves in their own way. I felt at times like I was drowning. It felt like a sea of wet blankets. And then I just peeled them off, layer by layer, so that I can now say, 'I want to live. I love life. My life is beautiful and amazing. In Scientology, we have what's called 'auditing,' and that helps you to address things in your life and to strip them away and work through them. It's a path of spiritual enlightenment. Also, it helps rid the mind of painful experience completely. Through that, the people at my church literally held my hand and got me through. . .I will forever be indebted. You never forget, but I feel like the weight of the world was lifted. There are still things that come up, for sure, but I am able to live. And to want to live, I can laugh. I'm — for the most part — happy. That's the greatest gift ever."
Inspiring, to say the least.
Her and Travolta welcomed their third child Benjamin Hunter Kaleo in 2010.
Here's what Kelly said:
"Having another child after this experience — we had to think about it, especially this late in life, I always wanted to have more kids. I feel like I would even have another child, but it might be pushing it. I'm not afraid to love and to love deeply. My kids help me with that. They open up your heart so much, there's nothing like the love of a child . . . it's the greatest thing ever."
Such a truly inspirational person. We can all learn something from her story.
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