Success Is Always Bittersweet Without My Mom

Anyone who has lost a parent knows that success is always bittersweet without being able to share it with them. I’ve had the goal to write and publish my second book ever since I published the first one four years ago. Now that I’ve done it, I can’t help but wish my mom was here … Continue reading Success Is Always Bittersweet Without My Mom

On the First Anniversary of My Mom’s Death

One year. It doesn’t seem possible. I’ve learned so much since the day you died. I’ve grown so much, too. I’ve learned to cherish the little things that bring me joy, but also not to sweat the small stuff. I’ve learned that life is short and precious and best spent pouring love into those you … Continue reading On the First Anniversary of My Mom’s Death

Signs From My Mom Remind Me That All of My Memories Bring Her Back to Me

Sitting there in the waiting room last week while my dad had his heart procedure, it struck me how everyone was there for someone they love, someone they care for. The hospital referred to each of us as a “support person” and there we all sat, supporting and caring for someone we love, while anxiously … Continue reading Signs From My Mom Remind Me That All of My Memories Bring Her Back to Me

Caring for My Dad Triggers My Grief, But Reminds Me That I’m Not Alone

Last week, my dad had a heart procedure done at the hospital. I anxiously waited for hours in the waiting room, the way you do when your only surviving parent is having a heart procedure done. Finally, my dad’s doctor came into the waiting room to tell me that everything went smoothly and my dad … Continue reading Caring for My Dad Triggers My Grief, But Reminds Me That I’m Not Alone