While it’s not something particularly pleasant to consider, I firmly believe that we have an obligation as parents to teach our children how to mourn as surely as we teach them to ride a bike.
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The thought of my children growing up and not really being impacted by his life makes me sad. So, I am a mom on a mission to keep my dad’s memory alive for my children. Here are some ways you can do the same.
But if you know anyone who has suffered the loss of their mother, or a child, or infertility, be gentle and be compassionate. If they don’t want to attend church or Sunday brunch, bring Sunday brunch to them. Remember, some of us can’t help the tragedies that have befallen us. We have to cope with […]
As I watched the monitor and Dr. S. moved on to Baby B, I remember feeling an immediate sense of dread, just knowing that something was wrong. The change on his face confirmed it. His voice choked up: “That baby is dead.”
In my adult life, I have experienced divorce, the tragic death of a coworker, infertility, my daughter’s LONG NICU stay, and autism diagnosis. Before you quit reading, don’t worry! This is NOT an invitation to my pity party. My adult years have also brought me immense happiness, and these past experiences have made me who […]
My husband came home a complete mess; “The vet says he has four weeks left to live.” This was not the news I was expecting to hear about our 11-year-old black Labrador. We scheduled an appointment for a minor limp, only to find out an aggressive form of cancer was attacking his bones. My husband bought Tex […]
I was 24 years old on the day the Twin Towers fell. Prior to 8:45 a.m. on September 11, 2001, I was all bliss, vigor, and confidence . . . a girl standing on the precipice of her whole story and assuming it would play out like an episode of Friends. The One Where Life Is Perfect I chartered […]