Everyone will be forced to grieve at some point in time. If you are lucky it won’t happen until you are old enough to understand it. I had a grandparent die when I was young and I had no clue what was going on. In elementary school, a neighbor ended … Read the rest
The inevitable happened yesterday. My beautiful fur baby crossed over the rainbow bridge. Through sheer love and determination plus the aid of Chinese herb medicine and a few rounds of chemotherapy she gave us joy for two and a half bonus months. Maile Izzy Baby Lulu Enebrad Geller was like … Read the rest
I know hate is a strong word. In the case of cancer though it is the only appropriate word I can come up with. First my son, then me, then my baby brother, and countless friends and relatives…and now my beloved fur baby Maile Izzy Baby Lulu.
Our Christmas was … Read the rest
After a very contentious election year (so glad I wasn’t still in news) I for one could not wait for November 8th and the whole thing to be over. BTW, I will not apologize for making political statements on my own blog. If you don’t agree with me, please do … Read the rest
Grief never leaves you – you change over time as you adjust to the empty spaces. Looking at a calm sea is rather like the face you show the world when a loved one dies. But, under the sea, there is a whole other reality with sea life, plants, and … Read the rest
I have been nursing some inner soul wounds. It is hard as a parent to watch your kids go through hard times. I won’t invade my kids’ privacy by getting into details, but let me just say that most of them are struggling right now. And, all are struggling around … Read the rest
I am feeling small today. It is hard to describe. At times grief is hard to explain. Just in the past few weeks, I have experienced the deaths of several friends whom I loved deeply. Pamala Iacovitti was diagnosed with an aggressive lung cancer and passed within six weeks. I … Read the rest
The dictionary defines the word “empathy” as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Having empathy for me means to be there and to stand up for someone after a loss or tragic event. I envision standing up steady like tall trees that grow straight and true. … Read the rest
If you are missing a loved one, you are not alone. Missing someone who has crossed over the rainbow bridge never goes away. You miss the person’s voice, wisdom, scent, physical body, and presence. You miss your ability to see, hear, and touch him or her. Time doesn’t change your … Read the rest
The beautiful flowers depicted in this scene will eventually wither and die. The scenery will change when the flowers are gone. The plants will continue to grow. The sky will still be blue. But, the experience will have changed.
Grief is the natural result of a major loss. When faced … Read the rest