Life After Loss

Today is the last day of what has been an extremely challenging year.  It marks 259 days since my husband drew his last breath, and 273 days since we last heard his voice.  It seems somewhat fitting to write this, my final post this year, and my 100th post since I started, on the final […]

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Polish On, World

I sometimes feel as though those who experience loss (or perhaps any adversity) seem to fall into two main categories – those who meet the challenge head on and those who don’t.  Obviously, this is an oversimplification, but I think it’s fairly accurate according to my (very unscientific) observations.  Thing is, neither of these is […]

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My Scar-Filled Heart

Today marks what would have been A’s 51st birthday, our 32nd spent together.  (It would have been our 33rd had it not been for a trip to London with my then 15 y.o. daughter and her friend about 8 years ago.)  I knew this day was looming and have been trying to prepare myself, yet […]

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Caught in a Bubble

I’m in a weird place.  With not only Christmas, but what would have been my husband’s 51st birthday a few days earlier looming nearer, I’m a bundle of emotions.  It would be easy to get caught up in the emotional high of the holidays – the hustle and bustle, the planning, the shopping, the wrapping, […]

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Dull Ache

A bit of time has passed since my last post (since Thanksgiving, to be precise), but I assure you that this is actually a good thing.  You see, things have simply gotten busier around here, not only because Christmas is just around the corner, but because I finally seem to be fully coming out of […]

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