After yesterday, I’ve walked around all day, thoughtful, heavy, broken. And I continue to think about how the burden of death remains among the living. The pain of death is only felt by those who survive. I used to think that funerals and memorials were ridiculous because why spend time, money, and effort honoring someoneContinue reading “The Burden of the Living”
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9 Months to Live
I lost someone I loved today. And as I sit here writing to you, sipping on my delicious maladaptive coping skill, I reminisce, and I suffer. I yearn for that final hug and exchange of words now forever left unsaid. The cancer ravaged her body in 9 months from detection to death. A seemingly healthyContinue reading “9 Months to Live”
What Does Mother’s Day Bring Up for You?
Holidays can be very difficult because they remind us of who is gone but not forgotten. When I worked at a substance abuse treatment facility, I learned about how difficult family celebration days can be for many people. At that point in my life, I had yet to experience great loss, and it was astoundingContinue reading “What Does Mother’s Day Bring Up for You?”
Remembering my Sister on Mother’s Day
We were supposed to celebrate this holiday together, tiny tots in tow. I can picture her little children, hand in hand with mine, sitting at the brunch table. I see braids and bows and baby doll dresses. She was supposed to be Auntie Kimmy to my girls and lavish them with meaningful hugs and thoughtfulContinue reading “Remembering my Sister on Mother’s Day”