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Ten Hard Truths About Grief

by Thom Dennis

We would all prefer to live with the illusion that we are in control of our own lives, but a sudden change in the weather, an unwelcome diagnosis or a random act of violence reminds us that no one is the master of their fate. 292 more words

Poems And Reflections

The Suicide Survivor: After the Storm

I don’t realize right away that it’s brewing, bubbling underneath the surface.  Perhaps afterwards I’ll look back and see how I slowly started pushing people away, how I snapped at misunderstood words instead of seeking clarity, how I woke up feeling a little more under the weather than simple coffee could right.   688 more words

Why the 4th of July Isn't All Fun & Games for Me

4th of July is a celebration to most.  Known as America’s birthday, July 4 marks the anniversary of the day when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress back in 1776.   595 more words

Suicide Survivor

The Two Faces of Evie

I thought it was just me that had a face for the world and then one with the cracks that I tend to keep for behind the closed doors of our home. 938 more words

Daily Miss

When He Died, He Destroyed My Sons' Security

“Don’t worry, Mommy.  I’ll never leave you.  I’ll make sure to shoot the bad guys.  Should I shoot them?  I’ll help you run away if we don’t have a gun.” 544 more words

Why Am I So Angry?

My youngest curls up next to me, rubbing his little hand over my collarbone and my neck.  Eventually he starts touching my face.  “Please, knock that off,” I snap.   1,211 more words

The Real Days of Single Parenting After Suicide

I remember the moment I realized that from here on out I was all alone.  I was walking down the stairs, my children needed attention, and I felt heavy and tired.   1,422 more words