Tag Archives: coping with grief

Times like these

Sometimes I forget important things. I forget little things very frequently. Where I laid my phone, or my watch. I find things I value in unexpected places and then I am consumed with trying to figure out why I thought … Continue reading

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Circling Back

Dear Son, I miss you so much. That seems to be the only thing to say. Five little words that describe a large part of every day. I don’t think those words adequately describe what I mean and it makes … Continue reading

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July 2nd

The morning fog is burning off the mountains slowly. Three years ago on this date I can remember rising early to cook bacon and fix  breakfast for the five other people in the house. My husband, his brother and wife would … Continue reading

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If only in my dreams

I don’t have to go very far in a day to run into something that triggers sadness or pain, regret or longing. While my daughter was home for a visit we have watched some movies. It seems that there is … Continue reading

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Softer Days

  I am in search of a soft day  where I land easy where the morning is warm that my heart fills with light where promise comes in a whisper of hope   I wake to the day and look … Continue reading

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The winding road

Highway 276 is a relatively short highway that twists and turns its way across the mountains between Transylvania County  and Haywood County in North Carolina.    When traveling on it you pass through the Cradle of Forestry by Looking Glass Falls … Continue reading

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Defying Gravity

Dear Son, I flew.  Thats right, I flew with your sister to New York City and back.  Would you have gone with us?  I thought about it while i was there.  There were places  and things like the Metropolitan Museum, … Continue reading

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Fond Farewells

Dear Son, One of your best friends from high school died today.  His death was the result of illness. I remember him as a quiet good natured young man with a ready laugh.  You and he went through some of … Continue reading

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Grief

I can count the days since July 2nd on one hand when I have not shed a tear. I haven’t had one of those days in a while.  I am working on not letting those tearless days make me feel … Continue reading

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An unexpected gift

A friend of mine and fellow artist showed me one of her paintings that will be featured in a show this Spring.  The vantage point was from above looking down on a street somewhere in Europe.  The street arches away … Continue reading

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