Tag Archives: grieving

Grieving on Throwback Thursday

I try to see the glass half-full and think of myself as a positive person, but I have to admit, I HATE Throwback Thursday! Not being able to completely figure out why I have such an aversion to the seemingly … Continue reading

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Learning From The Lotus To Grow Through The Muck

I just began reading Becky Aikman’s book entitled, Saturday Night Widows:  The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives.  You can learn a little more about the premise of the book by watching the author. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fMeLlTMygc Looking back when I … Continue reading

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Death Times Two

Mary watches her mother’s body and mind be ravaged by Multiple Sclerosis, the agonizing decision to move her mom to a local nursing home, breaks Mary’s heart. I adjust to the physical and mental changes that occur after my mother’s … Continue reading

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Why Am I Grieving If You Are Still Alive?

A six-foot tall, healthy and trim man with a mustache stands erect at the foot of my husband Chris’ casket.  He watches me and brings me water despite the “no beverages in the visitation room” policy of the funeral home.  … Continue reading

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

I saw a Twitter post a few weeks ago about “Selfies” being taken at funerals and I have to admit I panicked thinking that people were somehow including the deceased in the picture. Thank goodness I was wrong – the … Continue reading

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“In All Things Give Thanks”

Chris’ friends plow my long driveway after his death, fix the garbage disposal and replace the leaky faucet.   Baskets of ready-to-eat foods and snacks for both adults and kids brought to my home by a co-worker.  Platters of lunch meats, … Continue reading

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God’s work amongst the ashes – Part I

Tom is a pharmacist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where I am a nurse.  Walking through the door this November morning, there is no “Good Morning, Kath,” no smile and a wave or early morning chat to catch up … Continue reading

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