Social media can be a great way for soap stars to give fans a peek into their everyday life as well as promoting their show and various side projects. And GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) recently used hers to share a beautiful message about living with loss. “We have a right to grieve but grief should not define a life,” she wrote. “You are on earth not to grieve constantly for what you do not have but to rejoice in what you do and to share with others.”
The actress, whose son, Harrison, passed away in June 2022 at the age of 27, shared a photo of herself with Harrison and his older brother, Peter, taken many years ago by her mom, who died in June 2023 at 89.
“The picture was taken by my mother, Carolyn, while we were on a road trip to Montana in 1997,” Wagner explained. “Peter, Harrison, and I try our skills to balance on a log. Mom saw this moment and snapped her Instamatic camera without our knowing. I wonder what her thoughts were at that moment.
“I feel the last 20 months have been the slowest period I have ever lived through,” the GH vet continued. “Maybe that’s a good thing: I don’t take each day for granted. I fill each day with meaning and purpose the best I can. I approach daily events with curiosity and love. I know it takes great effort to get along in this world and find some clarity. My son Harrison travels with me — not just in my memories or in my grief — but as my guide. Because of this, I experience joy in a way I never dreamed possible. You see him in this picture as a tagalong, but in truth, he now guides me on my journey.”