• When Grief Surprises You

    February 20, 2018

    Grief hit me hard this year on my birthday. Unexpected grief is always the hardest to handle because it is a surprise. When anniversaries or special occasions appear on the calendar, I can brace myself, somewhat prepare for what I expect will come. The date gives me permission to sink and release. When it’s unplanned,…

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  • A new year still brings new grief even after a decade

    A Decade of New Year Grief

    January 8, 2018

    Starting a new year after losing our son in 2008 seemed inconceivable. How could we move forward without him, knowing he would be missing from 365 days of that year?  Though it has been a decade now, each January, when the calendar turns I am taken back to that first year without him. Below are…

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