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Things start getting really hard around this time of year. Mother’s Day is approaching, which is typically the worst day in my year, and the cheerful and sentimental advertisements start to grate me. 415 more words


An open letter to Jeremy...

Do you know what it’s like, what it’s like to lose your child, the one person that is dependent on you, and for whom your existence depends on? 928 more words


On Grieving, Celebrating, Writing, & Auditioning

This is a piece I wrote for the alternative local news site J created and maintains, for which I now work. It is a personal story of my experience of the celebration of life service for a beloved choral director. 2,090 more words



There comes a time when you are thankful you have learned an amazing lesson. To me, that lesson came around 2.5 years ago, when both of my girls entered college. 435 more words


The Bridge of Grief

There is an invisible drawbridge which I cross many times each day. One direction takes me back to a time when Amy was present  and the other direction is my uncomfortable here and now. 952 more words


6 Months

It’s 6 months today since Mum died. There aren’t really any words to put to it. It’s just a fact.

A lot has changed in the past 6 months. 245 more words


WWOW: Learning The Signs of Praise

I am on an eight day deadline to write a tribute for Women of Promise and Praise’s “Motherless Daughters ” Luncheon. I see in my imagination how I would like to present the life of daughters and mothers as I apply the psalmist reading of 103.   57 more words