Category Archives: Grief: A Journey

Difficult Christmas

One year ago today I wrote a post about Christmas without my mom, this is the second year without my mom, and the first year without my son and my grandchild. For those of you new to my blog, my … Continue reading

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A Mother Missed

A couple of weeks ago my aunt called and invited me to our annual family Christmas party at her house. You see, over the last several years, my mom had hosted the annual family Christmas party at her house, until … Continue reading

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Healing a Wounded Heart

My last few posts have been about my mother and they have been heart wrenching and difficult to write. But, now I would like to focus on healing my wounded heart and getting back to the me who enjoys the … Continue reading

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The Unexamined Life

As I deal with the death of my mom and wait patiently the birth of my first grandchild in December, I have taken some time to take a look at my life and my mortality. As Socrates once said, “The … Continue reading

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Orphaned and Alone

I lost my father at the tender age of 9, he died in April 1974. Then as you know in April of 2010 I lost my mother. I cannot explain to you the feeling of losing your last parent. I … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis: The Loss of a Mother

Most of you know that my mother died on April 11, 2010. I have not posted in almost 2 months because these next few posts have been difficult and heart wrenching to write. This has been the most difficult and … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Passion

As I have mentioned in my previous blog post, domestic violence is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. My mother was a survivor and she worked tirelessly until her death at a shelter downtown for battered … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters

You know, when I thought about the idea of blogging, I never thought my first blog post would be about my mother. Our relationship was like a lot of mothers and daughters relationships; difficult. I loved my mother; do not … Continue reading

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