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

Little Things I Do Every Day to Cope With Grief

We moved into our new house six months ago today. My mom passed away six months ago tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that much time has gone by. It all feels like just yesterday. It has been a challenging six months, but I have gotten through it. Although there are still days when I feel … Continue reading Little Things I Do Every Day to Cope With Grief

Alzheimer’s Took My Mom’s Life. The Pandemic Took Her Funeral.

If you were only allowed to have ten people at your mother’s funeral, who would you pick? How would you decide? Could you decide at all? Imagine having to call those ten people to invite them to your mother’s funeral. Imagine the backlash you would receive from the family members who weren’t invited. Imagine there … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Took My Mom’s Life. The Pandemic Took Her Funeral.

Here’s to All the Heavy Hearts This Holiday Season

Here’s to all the heavy hearts this holiday season. The hearts that are breaking and bleeding. The hearts that are grieving the loss of the living or the deceased. The hearts that not only have an empty seat at the table, but an empty space within them, one that can never be filled. Here’s to … Continue reading Here’s to All the Heavy Hearts This Holiday Season