Tag Archives: love

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

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Binding and Loosing

Sweetheart, There is a nest of baby birds chirping in the garage again.  House wrens love that space.  Because we leave the door open to the garage the birds take advantage of that area.  It never gets terribly hot and … Continue reading

Posted in Birds of Prey, Death, Faith | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A note of thanks (every day is mother’s day)

I am here at the counter again, sitting on the barstool where one of my favorite pictures was taken of you.  Your sister took it.  You are getting ready to sip your hot tea.  You look like you are just … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Family, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Faith, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Better???

Having grief in your life on this level is walking a path filled with land mines.   I think I am navigating my way through pretty well when wham!  one blows up in my face. I’ve been told lately by … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

I’ll take my chances

April arrived in full bloom.  Now some ten days into the month we are being threatened with frost and freezing temperatures at night.  There is a threat of freezing weather for the next few nights.  The plants that should be … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Family, Friends, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Broken record

There is so much to say about our child, how we feel, what we miss, but we have a limited vocabulary with which to express it.  That must be part of the reason we build memorials, run marathons, ride in … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

In hope of joy

Daylight savings time begins this Saturday.  Tonight is the opening reception for the artists of Blue Ridge Watermedia Society at Haywood County Arts Gallery where I will have some work on display.  If the weather permitted, potters Brant and Karen … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Faith, Family, Friends, Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Missing you

I’ve had a few tough nights since our son died.  Surprisingly only a few, until this week.  The past two nights have been rough.  I wake up and flash back to July 2nd.  When I do sleep,  dreams become vivid, … Continue reading

Posted in Coping with the Death of a Child, Death, Faith, Family, Friends | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments