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It is almost 4 years now that my son died. It seems like a lifetime. Sometimes, I look at his picture and it becomes yesterday for a little while.  Yesterday, when I could hug him, tell him how much I love him and look into his sweet blue eyes. So much has happened after losing him and yet, I am still here. There were times I wondered if I would be for much longer, after all, everyone...


  How do I heal knowing that the last words between myself and my loved one who passed to Heaven were harsh?  It is a very common...


On the first anniversary of my daughter’s death my husband and I held a graveside ceremony. It was a small gathering—a few family members, our daughter’s two children (they’re fraternal twins), the man our daughter planned to marry, and two close friends. To give the ceremony meaning, I typed a list of my daughter’s values, and printed our copy for each person.

It was brutally cold in...



Hey there, tears. 


Come on in. I've left a little light on for you in my heart and the coffee is brewing in the kitchen. 

Let's sit down at the table. 



"I don't know what I would do without Steve," Tom said. "He came up to me at the funeral, shook my hand, and looked me in the eye. He didn't say a word. The next week, he sent me a text. Later...


   MaskArtwork: Leslie Evans


   Five years ago today we put my son in a casket. I...


When the Color is Gone

“I eat. He drinks. I talk. He doesn’t. We both go through the motions, trying to somehow be strong for our other kids. Every day is an uphill...


Do I still hurt?


Is the hurt the same?


Have I healed?

Yes and no.

Grief is not a hurdle. It is not a line in the sand. It is not a door you can close. Grief is an endless path. A never ending lesson. Grief is a part of who you are....


Regret: it’s an emotion we can all relate to and something we have experienced many times prior to the loss of a loved one. What’s interesting about regret is that it can come as equally with action as it does with inaction. We can regret doing something as much as we can regret having done nothing at all.



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