Category Archives: grief

525,600 minutes, part two

Exactly one year. It’s been one year. 52 weeks.  365 days.  525,600 minutes.  I had him for a year, and now he’s been gone for a year.  One. Whole. Year. As you might surmise by my absence here the last three … Continue reading

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The Well of Sorrow…

A sweet friend sent me this picture this morning in a private Facebook message:   This is from the book by Ana T. Forrest entitled Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit.  This particular section, … Continue reading

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A glimpse into the future…

It’s Spring Break here in Oregon and I am getting a bit of a glimpse into my future. My youngest child (a 17 year old high school junior) is visiting my oldest daughter and son-in-love in Seattle for the week. … Continue reading

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Time After Time…

I heard this song on the radio on my way into work this morning. I think it is the first time I’ve heard it since Danny died. I’ve always loved the song – and Cyndi Lauper – but it took … Continue reading

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100 days…

…since I’ve held your hand. 100 days since I’ve kissed your lips. 100 days since I laid my head across your chest, begging God to let me feel your heart beating. 100 days since that cold afternoon – it was … Continue reading

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Kindness…

In the days immediately following Danny’s death, my oldest daughter noted that the word “kind” kept reappearing in online tributes to him.  “Kind”, as defined by Webster when used as an adjective*, means, “having or showing a gentle nature and a … Continue reading

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Star light, star bright…

I go outside with my dog most nights when she goes out for her final potty break before bedtime.  Since Danny’s death, I gaze up at the moon and the stars and talk out loud to him. It’s been clear and … Continue reading

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