Dory, the fun loving and forgetful blue tang fish in the Disney/Pixar movie comes to my mind often. In fact, she's thought of everyday because my 3-year-old son absolutely loves her. My son’s big boy bed is decked out all in Dory. From bed sheets to Dory pillows, it is a fun filled fish adventure. … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming…..
Immediately after receiving your child’s terminal diagnosis, your mind immediately goes into a state of denial. You start to think about the future but then you go back to figuring out how you can fix what just happened. But in all reality, you realize you just can’t fix it. Knowing that there are 5 stages… Continue reading Grief and the “three A’s.”
Grief is often approached as a taboo topic. However messy it may appear, for most of us walking the road of grief, we can vouch to say that, most often people are hesitant with their words on what to really say to us. They tread this road lightly. They don’t know how to respond and… Continue reading Grief….a taboo topic.
"It doesn't get better, it gets different." 9 months..... In a grief timeline, 9 months is a milestone. It's the "in between", the feeling of "ok what just happened to me?" to, "I am slowly finding myself again and it's different." One of the hardest things for me in the last 9 months is living… Continue reading Finding Joy…..bit by bit.
There has been so much that has happened in the last 9 months. I am learning the ropes of the life of a bereaved mom – and that has changed my core self, my identity. I’m still figuring out exactly what that means, 9 months later. But it’s becoming a little clearer to me as… Continue reading Dear Olivia,
"So what does that place look like?" a young boy had asked me after I told him that Olivia went to heaven because he was asking me where she was. It nearly stopped me in my tracks. Do I really feel like I am the right person to tell this little boy all about… Continue reading Death and Heaven…..talking about them bit by bit.
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