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On Loss part 1: Encounter on a train

It was early July, 2006. A weekday like any other. I was on the train going home. Standing, but I’d got one of the ‘good’ standing spots, in front of a single seat, not wedged between the armpits holding on for dear life near the door. 687 more words

Daily Life

Roses for Mama

I bought myself a new rosebush recently – a peace rose. We had one in Florida, at the house where I did most of my growing up. 110 more words

People I Love

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today is my dad’s birthday.

While he’s no longer with us, and hasn’t been for a while, his presence is felt everyday. It’s the little things, remembering something that we did together, or how he was such a kids himself, particularly when it came to Christmas and presents or some story that someone tells. 157 more words

The T's House

Waiting On Cancer

Sometimes I am reminded of the last weeks and days of my mom’s life. I was scared all the time. Scared that she would continue to live in pain. 357 more words


Dreaming to See My Mom Again

In previous posts, I’ve written about the handful of dreams I’ve had about my mom since she died. They are few and far between. I don’t dream a lot, and when I do I don’t remember my dreams. 365 more words

Loss Of A Parent

Don't be offended, but I am not a fan of the Beetles.

Back in May, I bought a young Birch tree and planted it in my mom’s memory.  The tree is just outside of my living room window and, when we can all find time to get together, my brother, sister-in-law and my nephews are going to come over to place the river rocks around the tree that we collected at her celebration of life.   220 more words


SLAP'D: The Next Step

About 3 weeks after my mom died, I started a blog on my husband’s domain as a way of dealing with all the sadness and feelings I couldn’t understand.  287 more words