As Americans ramp up to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend, I find myself experiencing a new level of grief for the day I will never spend with my mother again. Knowing that Mother's Day is approaching would be difficult enough I imagine, but I receive multiple daily reminders of it. I check my email and… Continue reading My first Mother’s Day without my mother
Past years found me waking up early (yes, even in my thirties), excited to open presents. Like most people, I enjoy receiving presents. I also like giving presents and seeing the look on a person's face when they open a perfect, well thought out gift. This year could not have been more different. I woke… Continue reading Am I The Only One Who Is Glad Christmas Is Over?
My mother died in November. To say that I am heartbroken and devastated is an understatement. I wanted to write a poem to be included in her obituary. This was my first attempt, but not the one that wound up being included. I wanted to reflect how I felt about her, but I thought this… Continue reading A Poem For My Mother