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the second year

We have passed the first anniversary of our son’s death and into the second year.   There have been a few people I have not heard from at all during the first year who have contacted me.   I know … Continue reading

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Symbiotic Relationship

Dear Son, I don’t know what to say. My head is so jumbled with thoughts and I can’t seem to sort through them.  I talk to you all the time in my head.  I think about how you might react … Continue reading

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Perspective

I don’t know how to describe it when something clicks in a way that changes my perspective.   If it happens slowly, I do not notice.  The gradual evolving of my feelings and observations gently nudge me to think differently.  … Continue reading

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Assisted Living

When my dad died it was the first big loss in our family.  He had AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  He refused treatment.  The disease was advanced.  I don’t know how much pain he had been in prior to diagnosis, … 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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Birthday wishes

I have taken a week break from writing.  My husband and I visited Savannah, Georgia.  We stayed on the waterfront in the River Street Historic Hotel.  It is a nice place, though perhaps a bit disorganized.  When we go again, … Continue reading

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Among other things

I took my dogs to the vet today.  Sky the mini Australian Shepherd  is enrolled in a “courteous canine” class.  He is 19 months old now.  Ebby our pomeranian is in her 12th year.  I was nervous to go to … 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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The rocking chair named worry

Do you remember the day last year when that man predicted the world would end? The radio and television hosts had a field day with it.  I wondered if some of them were whistling in the dark. I remember it … Continue reading

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Sorting

It was not long after our son died that my husband went back to work. My husband is a hard working man. When he is “off” he still finds something to occupy his time. Our yard is well groomed. There … Continue reading

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