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My Sister's Chi

Today Chris would have celebrated her 65th birthday. Instead, those of us who love her are remembering her and honoring her, as sad as we are. 503 more words

Family

"Breathe"..

I actually wrote this post in November last year but I thought I’d share it with you all. Sharing my pain about this particular topic was something I never thought I would do but I’ve come such a long way on this journey since writing it and I’ve really been trying to enjoy the art of ‘breathing’.   542 more words

Awareness

Hold On

As the casket lowers

He holds onto her

Not because he’s sad

But to support her

In her time of need

Don’t let go

Hold on… 53 more words

Life

I know you're there

Wednesday 25th May

Flying high my sweetheart
Leaving Angel dust sparkles
Wherever your wings take you.

Sunbeams and shards of light
Finding a way through the leaves… 42 more words

Cancer

The Gift of Being A ‘Replacement’ Child

I grew up believing that I was a replacement child, for I was given life after another child lost his: a brother my family loved and missed, and whose absence cast an obvious shadow over my grieving mother’s heart. 1,062 more words

Overcoming Losses

In my life, it seems like there has not been a significant length of time left untouched by loss. Speckled throughout my memories is a continuous reminder of what cancer has robbed us of. 190 more words

Insomnia

My First Father's Day without my Dad

One of my father’s greatest gifts was his ability to love others unconditionally, flaws and all.  When I would complain to him about my perception of one’s ignorance he would always smile and say,  912 more words