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Reason for Everthing

I’ve been in Squamish for the past 2 days.

Well, sorta. I’m an hour north of Squamish in the rain forest.   There’s a massive fire up here and I’m part of the team that is working to put it out. 754 more words

Widow

THE WEIGHT OF LOSS

It starts at the feet. The gravitational pull is suddenly that of a larger planet. Let’s say: Jupiter. To move, even just a little, takes great effort. 1,483 more words

Death Of A Child

Oh my baby! Oh my Jordanny!

I’m still not sure which is harder, losing my Jordanny or the thought of my other children living the rest of THEIR lives without her.  One of my favorite things in life has always been being in the next room listening to my children laugh together.  742 more words

Grief

Drought

There was a summer years ago, when I was a teenager, that every morning dawned bright, clear and sunny.  It was the kind of summer where you never had to worry about outdoor plans.   770 more words

Grief

It is Good to be Alive

In Varanasi, India when elders pass they march them through the street in a caravan of elephants and burning sandalwood incense. They take them down to the Ganga and set them on the shore while placing flowers and mementos beside them before setting them on fire and watching them burn. 411 more words

Freedom

Little One

A girlfriend asked if we could get together and I agreed to set up a date when I returned from our week away.  I suspected she planned to tell me she was pregnant as her and I tend to usually hang out with our core group of friends, but never really on our own. 350 more words

Infertility

My daughter dropped dead at the age of 27, how can this be true?

My youngest daughter came running upstairs to say that Adam had called and Jordan had no pulse and was in an ambulance on her way to Methodist Hospital.  427 more words

Grief