Category Archives: family

Dancing with your Grief

Anyone grieving the death of a significant person in their life can tell you that it is a rollercoaster ride.  Most describe emotions vacillating between highs and lows for many months, even years.  Right when you think it’s over, another … Continue reading

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Just an Ordinary Day

I originally posted this last September but it’s message is just as important each year that we pause on September 11th.  Thousands of people died here in the USA that dreadful day, and more died all around the world.  I … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Grief – Billy, Part II

This article is the second in a two-part series, you can read last week’s post Intergenerational Grief – Billy, Part I here. I saw multiple loses during my years as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. Babies were born prematurely, some died during delivery … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Grief – Billy, Part I

Retrieving mail from our curbside box, I hear her talking as she wheels the stroller toward me. I see the familiar face of the little boy’s grandmother, Ruth, who I see on their occasional walks down our block. This woman … Continue reading

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Entering Into Grief – A Leap of Faith

I am ten years old; my knobby knees shaking as I stand upon the high diving board getting ready to jump as the last test of my abilities.  After six weeks of swimming lessons, they think I am ready for … Continue reading

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Busting Through Life and Death

Anne sits in the upholstered arm-chair in the front row of the visitation room at the local funeral home.  Waiting for the funeral service to begin, she stares at the casket where a cascading blanket of red roses and her … Continue reading

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Lazy Days and Losing the Right Things

Washing on Monday, writing on Wednesday – I don’t make a predetermined schedule for my week, as some of my friends do.  I like being organized; however, and crossing things off of my “to do” list, but I have really lost that ability this … Continue reading

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