“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)
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!”
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
“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
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.