Which Grief is Better (OR when will your death stop affecting me)

“woman sitting on cliff overlooking mountains during daytime” by Milan Popovic on UnsplashHey Andrew, There are times when it feels like it’s going to get tough for a while and there’s nothing I can do about it. It feels like we’ve been in the trenches for two-years and looks like we may be here a bit … Continue reading Which Grief is Better (OR when will your death stop affecting me)

“I wish I didn’t have a sister!”

Oh, boy. I knew this day would come, I really did. All siblings have this moment and it’s totally normal. Georgia and Violet have begun to fight. I guess that’s not right. They’ve been fighting…for years. My husband, the only child (bless him), keeps asking when this “phase is over.” I had to be the … Continue reading “I wish I didn’t have a sister!”

The Rainbow Connection

This title is a bit misleading. This isn’t a blog about rainbows, or even The Muppets. This is a blog about how triggers send us down a road we’d rather not travel on. Everyone has a trigger when it comes to grief. For some it may be a word, an event, an action taken by … Continue reading The Rainbow Connection

The Grief Connection

“person writing on a book” by Cathryn Lavery on UnsplashJust a short blog. Now that I know the pain of losing my brother, whenever I hear of a news event involving a life gone too soon or a friend loses someone prematurely, I feel every emotion tied to my experience and wish I could trade pain … Continue reading The Grief Connection

Separation anxiety is real.

Andrew, age 4. Dow Gardens, Midland, Michigan.Deadlines and urgent requests were pouring in so mom and I decided to work through lunch. She ran to get the food and took longer than I thought she should. Instantly, I could see her mangled car on the side of the road and waves of anguish approaching…then she … Continue reading Separation anxiety is real.