So it’s been a while since my last post and if you read it, you are aware why. When you are not directly impacted by a loss, you feel badly for others but your life continues relatively normally. The struggle for those who find themselves drowning in the grieving process is that they don’t have… Continue reading life lessons
On Tuesday, July 21st at around 11:20 am, I held my father’s hand as he died. Tomorrow is the memorial service. I really don’t have a lot to say yet, I’m sure more will come in time. What I do know is that I don’t have any living parents anymore. I have joined the club… Continue reading Am I an orphan now?
I wrote yesterday’s blog post in the morning. Later in the day, a friend posted a link on their facebook page love purgatory If I had read this a few months ago, or even right before the post by Sheryl Sandberg, I probably would have found myself booking a vacation to the past. There were… Continue reading timing
Often when I start a blog post, I have a title in mind but right now I don’t so let’s see where we end up. Yesterday, my brother asked what my mothers legal name was. He was in the midst of filling out a life altering document, his marriage license application. It was a group… Continue reading I forgot….
I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately. In large part due to the anniversary of my losing my mom. I remember so many times over the last 18 years just wishing I could have her back. For me personally, I have been living with this life altering loss for almost 2 decades.… Continue reading hindsight
I tried to figure out what I wanted to share today. I have a million thoughts, memories and words in my head, on paper & sitting in my draft folder. In the end, there is just this 18 years & 5 weeks ago, I became a mother 18 years ago today, I lost my mother… Continue reading today
Grief is obviously a byproduct of loss. Loss by death or loss by an ending. There are volumes of writings & thoughts on the death of a loved one. I lost my mother almost 18 years ago. I know about mourning death and as the anniversary of this life altering loss is almost here, I… Continue reading grief