Holy Hannah. It's been a hot minute. How ya doin? Today I am officially one day older than D was when he died. I know it's a strange thing to find hovering around in my awareness this far into my AfterLoss journey, but here it is, just hanging out. A few years ago, … [Read more...] about One More Day
A Keeping It Real Post Welcome to my annual birthday post. This one marks my fourth without D, and the knowledge that I'm now the same age he was when he died carries heavy significance. I live for myself, not his memory, but that doesn't stop me from sometimes hearing … [Read more...] about Birthday Lessons
Year Four: Widowhood Is Still Teaching Me to Live My Best Life
A Keeping It Real Post Today marks four years since I began this unwilling journey called Widowhood. Four years? Really? It feels like both an eternity and a blink of an eye. And while things haven't turned out how I'd planned, it has been the best year ever. I'm getting … [Read more...] about Year Four: Widowhood Is Still Teaching Me to Live My Best Life
Somatic Memory and Deathiversaries
On nights like this I wear that dress you like and slow dance with your memory ~Lisa Bain A Coping Post This week, two families who are dear to my heart, are dealing with the worst milestone a griever can face: that first deathiversary. As I was checking in to … [Read more...] about Somatic Memory and Deathiversaries
A Letter To Myself on New Year’s Eve 2019
For all of the trouble you've been through The blessings doubled just for you, the best is yet to come Today is the first day of the best days of your life You ain't seen nothing yet. Frank Sinatra, The Best Is Yet To Come A Keeping It Real Post I know. Everyone … [Read more...] about A Letter To Myself on New Year’s Eve 2019
How Has It Been Two Years Without Him?
“Time moves on for us, for you it stands still. You will be forever ageless as we grow old, your smile will never wrinkle, nor will that shine in your eyes fade.” Kendal Rob A Wondering Widow Post It's almost impossible to believe two years have passed since I sat vigil, … [Read more...] about How Has It Been Two Years Without Him?