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Tag: grief

My Mother’s Socks

Sometimes I forget you are no longer here with me, with us. Sometimes I start to forget what you smelled like or what lip color you had on the last time I saw you.

Rest in Power, Black Panther

“Chadwick Boseman, the actor known for portraying Black Panther has died.” From stage four colon cancer.

Teacher in Mourning

Let me give it to you straight, just like I do my students: I’m a teacher in mourning. I’ve experienced so much grief in the last few weeks and absolutely no closure.

Dear Husband, I Love You

If there’s anything we can learn from such a tragic loss, it is to appreciate our loved ones and make sure they know it.

Following a Mother’s Story of her Dying Son Changed Me for...

Even though your sweet Lincoln is gone, he is not forgotten. When I hugged my boys this week, I hugged yours as well. Lincoln's story will change the world. It changed me for good.

Truths About Pregnancy and Having A Baby After A Miscarriage

this post was originally published on October 15, 2016. The truth is that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. This is a staggering statistic, yet...

A Year of Grieving: What I’ve Discovered

Family gatherings were especially hard because her absence was noticeably prominent. The lack of her hand-made cards on birthdays and anniversaries added to the sting and sadness of having to celebrate without her.

When the Family Grieves Together: Part 2

When the grief is fresh and new, many people offer to help - but as time goes on, the person is still grieving but the rest of the world seems to have moved on.

Grief: When You Wake Up and Just Can’t. . .

I never realized what a gift that forward trajectory was, until my dad passed away and I had this tricky bedfellow called grief to contend with every day.

When the Entire Family Grieves Together

When my in-laws lost a nephew, Sam, to mental illness, his parents began working immediately towards ending this stigma.