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Thoughts on Grief XXIII

A weekend of firsts Has come and gone I’m sure you are proud Of my lessons learned: It’s okay to accept sincere ‘I’m sorry’ and hugs from friends Without feeling too claustrophobic I survived sleeping in a hotel room alone Without you a phone call away Even though it was the very same room we…

Thoughts on Grief XX

The only thing guaranteed About life Is change Change in my life Has been marked by Sentinel events In which I didn’t think Survival was possible 1991 divorce I survived and thrived 2004 My sister’s death I learned how to grieve and survived 2016 My parents’ deaths I survived 2019 The death of my beloved…

Thoughts on Grief XIX

Good intentions are not always the best advice When grieving- Even from friends * I’m sure that it’s tough and Uncomfortable To see me sad and Grieving But Those who have Traveled this road Will lean in Listen Share stories of How they coped * Grief over a loss Never truly ends Because love Never…