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What Grieving People Need During the Holidays

I remember the first Thanksgiving without him. The first real holiday we would gather and my husband of 25 years, and father to our three sons, would not be there. He had died almost 5 months before, and I felt nowhere near ready to face a family holiday such as this. Advertisements

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What You Need to Know About Widows

“Grief and suffering don’t care what you endured the month before. They will come again anyway, and expect you to deal with them.” –Michelle Cushatt

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I Remember You By Heart

                 

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The Day I Lied To The Internet

I lied on Instagram. OK, maybe it wasn’t a total lie. But it wasn’t the whole truth either. When I posted a photo of the sign pictured here that hangs above the door in my garage,

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Happy Birthday, Roger

It is Roger’s birthday today. Or it would have been. He would have turned 50 on this day. But you know what? I’m ok today. I am.

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The Song I Sing

When I first lost Roger and was sure I would never make it through the deep valley of the shadow of death, there was a song I would sing in the valley.

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Where Grief Lives

In the notes of a song or the scent of a shirt. In the softness of a blanket or the crease of a shoe. In a picture on a table or a note in a drawer. That’s where grief lives. In a view from a window or the silence in a room. In a book […]

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Dear Mom (notes from my boys)

Today my boys gave me a card they had made in honor of this first anniversary of Roger’s death.  And of course, before I even read it, there were tears. I knew they would offer loving, encouraging words that would honor their dad because they are the young men he raised them to be. From […]

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