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The Storm

The Storm A broken mother And sad brother Eternal cloudy days A father with regrets Apologies are unpaid debts Rain washing away that...

The Dark Side of My Grief

Trigger warning: PTSD, car accident, death Grief is More Than Feeling Sad and Lonely What do you think about when you hear the word grief?...

Quinquagenarian

When we were kids, we could not wait for things to happen. We could not wait for school to end and summer break to begin. We could not...

The Last of The Firsts

Remember when our children were born, and it doesn’t really matter how many children we have, we counted their first smile, their first...

Twenty-One

How do we do this today? It's supposed to be a day of celebration, presents, and blowing out candles. It's supposed to be a day spent...

Grief is Exhausting

I’m so tired. I’m tired of feeling sad. I’m tired of my feet feeling like weights as I walk from place to place. Every morning I look in...

Planning the One Year Memorial

The school year is almost over. It’s usually a time for family vacations and days spent in the pool or at the beach. I think back to the...

A look back at 2018

Before 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to take some time and look back on this year’s journey. I think it’s important to look back and...

A Different Kind of Christmas

It’s Christmas day. Our home is decorated inside and out with ornaments and holiday trinkets. Garland carefully draped along the...

Why I Am Grateful

Thanksgiving is here, Christmas is not far behind, and 2018 is coming to a fast close. As we get ready to greet family and friends and...

A Faithless Grief

We all experience grief in our own way. I suppose some people can process grief more easily than others. I am not one of those people. ...