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Is it jealousy that leads my stomach to turn every time I hear someone I know has become pregnant on their very first try?

Is it envy that leads my eyes to stare at children who are the age he would've been his age and wish I were the parents?

Is it conniving to watch other parents yell at their kids or mistreat them and wish I could...


Today I sent my Christmas cards to those that I love
But the one I couldn't send was to you up above.
In your Christmas card what would I say?
That I wish I could see you everyday.
Would I wish you Happy Holidays just like the rest?
To wish I could hold you would be in my jest.


Look for opportunities that will help you on your grief journey. When you are ready (and don't rush it), try to find an activity to distract your mind from your loss.


It could be something at your child's school. Perhaps you always wanted to be a teacher, but you were too busy raising a family. Now you have the time. You may want to volunteer to...


I wish I could travel back in time just to have you hold me once again.

I wish I could travel back in time just to hear your voice again

I wish I could travel back in time just to say I love you

What I wish for and what I have is the difference between a dream and reality

So when I sleep I travel, I see your smileing face, I feel the warmth of your arms around me ...


I Mention Him

Not to make you uncomfortable,
He's my son, I should be able to talk about him.

Not to dwell,
He will forever be my son, part of my life, my heart.

Not to make you feel guilty,
He is a...

Myth #1:  Grief follows a logical, linear pattern

There is no right or wrong way or time frame for grieving.  Each person’s grief is uniquely his or her own and it is neither predictable nor orderly. While stages of grief have been identified, it is not helpful to try to tell somewhat what their grief and mourning experiences should be or to try to fit...

         Grief is a lot like being punched in the...

I worshipped her and her remarkable powers – her ability to read, to ride a two-wheeler, to talk intelligently, and to entertain.


Our parents were different from us - so seemingly old and unapproachable (but not really, I realized as I grew up). But my sister was like me. We went to school, played with toys, were made of the same supple material except that her hair was dark...


The signs were many, so harsh, so cruel;
He played the game so naturally.
I closed my eyes to fend off the pain,
Until the truth consumed unbearably.

Shattered to dust by words so dreadful,
At last, the charade has ended. T
he path of light or that of darkness,
A choice for us...


Recently the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destructive landfall was marked vividly by the howling landfall of Hurricane Isaac. As someone who lived on the Mississippi Coast during Katrina, that was a painful time back in 2005. It was one that changed all of us in so many ways.

August 29th is another anniversary, though. One that is more painful. It has been a year since my wife...


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