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Thanksgiving is next week, but already I seem to be experiencing a hard time emotionally, struggling to stay present with the here and now, when my heart and mind wander to the past and dwell on all…Continue
The one year anniversary of my husband's death is coming next week on December 12th.
When December 12, 2012 arrives, my son and I will have:
I have felt each second of loss, each hour of pain, each day of sorrow, each…Continue
This is a video done for a poem that talks about the beauty and gift of "aloneness." It is a challenge for anyone who has lost a spouse to look deeply into the emptiness and turn it into a gift. But this video gently reminds us how. I hope that the link works.
I don't know why, but during the summer I had some weeks when I felt numb, or weeks when I actually felt okay. Yet, suddenly with Labor Day weekend, the feelings of grief have returned. Partly it is due to the fact it is a holiday weekend, as holiday weekends were usually the only time my departed workaholic husband would actually spend time with his family. Partly it is due to the fact my husband did not live to see his son begin high school, did not live to help me buy our son his first…Continue
Ever since last weekend, I am struggling not to drown in a sea of sorrow because I have been hit with a major wave of grief. It is funny how the mind tries to forget, but the heart will always remember.
I looked back at my journal from this time last year when I was in the midst of being my husband's caregiver and there were some difficult and painful things happening as he suffered from…Continue