Marty Rose and I grew up in the same neighborhood. He was in my older brothers’ age range. When I was a kid he would walk by on his way home from high school with an armload of books. He was always funny and cool and a real smart alec. … Read the rest
So, lately, we have been discussing the attitudes of people in general. We meaning me, my husband and my mom-in-law and a few friends. Not sure if the way people are behaving is due to the unease many people have felt since 45 was “elected”. The negativity caused by the … Read the rest
I was flying home from Ireland a few weeks ago and looked out at the top of the clouds. It reminded me of Cory. The first time he saw the tops of clouds he asked if we could go play on them. I believe he got his wish.
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I recently saw the Northern Lights while in Iceland. It was spectacular. Seeing them made me think of my son and others who have died and gone to Heaven. The dancing lights seemed full of joy. I imagined Cory seeing them from the other side.
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Living on the edge of despair is common for grievers. It doesn’t matter how your child dies whether from an accident, disease or murder you feel as if your heart is ripped out of your chest, stomped on a million times, torn to shreds, and what’s left is shoved back … Read the rest
No one grieves the same way or at the same pace. Families reeling from a loss, especially death, struggle with the differences because they don’t understand why others aren’t portraying the same feelings or behaving as him or her. It always bears repeating. No one grieves the same. Our grief … Read the rest
I am reminded of a young boy named Komake as I sit on my front deck watching the palm trees sway. He was born on Oahu so his folks gave him a Hawaiian name. We met in Washington but Komake was part of the aina (the land) of where he … Read the rest
A few weeks ago, you may or may not remember that I received a surprise from my friend Scott whose 3-year-old sarcastic email popped to the top of my list when I opened my cell. Well, he told me to let his family know he would be at his daughter’s … Read the rest
I woke up the other day and grabbed my cell phone as I always do. I have a habit of checking to make sure I don’t have any bad news from the mainland. Those of you who are parents may know that even if your kids are grown, you always … Read the rest
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