How to do 25 Mother’s Day’s Without Your Mother, the long tail of Grief

How to do 25 Mother’s Day’s Without Your Mother, the long tail of Grief

I was 11 when my mother had a nervous breakdown.  I came home from school the front door was wide open, my fathers clothes were scattered all over the front lawn.  When I entered the house I found my mother.  She was there and not there at the same time, her eyes were...
When Grief Shows Up During the Holidays, give it a chair.

When Grief Shows Up During the Holidays, give it a chair.

Every Christmas for 15 years Fred’s favorite spot was under the tree. When this photo popped up on my Facebook Memory feed, I wanted to reach through the screen and hug this little man just one more time. He passed away almost one year ago. That is the crazy...