Category Archives: grief

This Is My Church

I just realized today something that should have been obvious to me years ago: this blog is my church. I come here when I am wounded and wondering, when I feel the ache of being human in a way I … Continue reading

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I Miss Her So Much

Part of surviving my mother meant withdrawing from her, so her painful comments had to fly farther to reach me. Starting the work of writing the book this weekend (unfortunately, what I am doing could not yet be called ‘writing’) … Continue reading

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What’s Left Behind

So I’m settling into this amazing new life I made for myself. And, truly, I do wake up every day and come home from work in the evenings on the days I go into the city and think, “Oh my … Continue reading

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A Luxury of Days

I am in my first day of the letdown. Sixteen days without work, meaning all the hours of the day belong to me and what I want to do with them, for myself. Taking care of a nine-year-old and being … Continue reading

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Good Words from a Good Friend

Today, the lovely and beautiful Alexandra posted this on her blog Good Day, Regular People and I had to steal it (ahem, repurpose it)  because I feel these are the words I need to say to myself — maybe even … Continue reading

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