Tag Archives: losses

Tears Come With Joy and Sorrow

I visit my first husband’s grave to tell him that our son is getting married and I tear up.  And when I see our daughter in her wedding gown for the first time, the same thing happens.  Two children getting … Continue reading

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What Losses Are Happening In Your World?

Things that shouldn’t happen happened multiple times this week.  Reading the paper you understand the tragedies occurring throughout the world, the unrest within our communities and the turmoil within people’s lives. These are the life-changing stories that took place in … Continue reading

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A Poem – Succumbing to Grief?

Faces of emaciated caged dogs, appear on the television screen, the swollen bellies of children we have never seen. Closer to home, a young girl’s life draws to an end – from an invasive tumor growing in her head. A … Continue reading

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A Loss Worth Celebrating

Jeff and I meet in June 1990 and grief is the topic of our first conversation.  Both of us are young when our spouses die tragically and suddenly, leaving us with young children and changing our worlds forever. You can … 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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What Makes You An Expert?

I think the title of my first book will be, “Surviving 101 losses and still standing” or “Grief Expert without the degree.”  My earliest memories of loss are the death of my pet gerbil and saying goodbye to my friend … Continue reading

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What feeds you?

Two Wolves **I do not know the source of this story but have often used it in my support groups** One evening a Native American Elder told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of people.  He said, … Continue reading

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