Tag Archives: grief

Why?

The word “why” is going to ripple through the air and through thoughts for quite a while before it settles down again like a dry leaf.  It will be kicked up again soon enough by events small and large. “Why” … Continue reading

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Acadia

The dogs are up even earlier here on the coast of Maine.  The sun rises an hour earlier than it does at home, and stranger yet they seem to prefer 5:30 a.m. to begin their day.  The first day here … Continue reading

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Inventory

  I participate in an online chat with ” the Compassionate Friends”.  We live in a small town and there is not a chapter here.  There is a chat open every night for grieving parents to meet and talk online. … Continue reading

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everyday feelings

Dear Son, It is Saturday and I am exhausted. Your dad is out trimming bushes.  You know it is his therapy to work in the yard. The workshop went well. I had fifteen students.  Some I have known for a … Continue reading

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one week

You might spend your days sifting through the sad details of how they died, but when the day is done you  simply miss them. You can remember the good times, and even smile perhaps laugh.  But when the laughter fades … Continue reading

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another day

Right after our son died other people who had lost children told me “your son is with you.”  I was incredulous.   He was gone.  Life was empty.  Other meaningful relationships were blunted and dulled to gray.  The world with … Continue reading

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Small comforts

Dear Son, In the silence of this house, when I am by myself the question “why” comes up a lot.  I don’t ask others to share in providing an answer, because I fear their responses.  Some say it was your … Continue reading

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Early Spring

Dear Son, It has been a tough couple of weeks.  I have talked to you so much.  I am sorry if I seem to be angry at times.  I am frustrated that I can’t seem to come to grips with … 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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Valentine

Dear Son, Every day, at times I have a running conversation with you in my head.   There are things that I would like to have your opinion about.  I miss the reinforcement you provided for me. People keep telling … Continue reading

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