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
Am I The Only One Who Is Glad Christmas Is Over?
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?
A Poem For My Mother
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