Grief is not a game

I do not know when grief became a competition, but I am really tired of hearing people comparing their grief to another person’s. Grief is not a game. There are no winners. Only losers. We are all grieving because we have already lost. We lost a person, a place, a relationship, a future, etc. We … More Grief is not a game

How did I do that?

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately about my life.  The other day a very strange thought crossed my mind.  I remembered the reality of my life in the months before my husband died. I remembered the stress, the unkind words, the overwhelming waves of fear and pain and sadness. I remembered never … More How did I do that?

The Final Goodbye

On this day one year ago, we said our final goodbyes to Joshua.  I don’t remember much about that day at all. I remember trying to eat a few bites now and again. I remember a lot of hugs and a lot of unbelievably sad faces. I remember a few people saying things I am … More The Final Goodbye