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The Laundry

Today, I am doing something that has made me weep all day. I am doing Andy’s laundry for the last time. It has been almost 22 months since he died, and I had not been able to do it. Every time I picked up the clothes to try, I would smell him. I would smell that dirty...

Episode 37: What is Lament?

What is lament and what does it mean to experience lament? After Andy died, I would find myself on the floor in his room sobbing uncontrollably. Sometimes, I was almost afraid that I might not ever be able to stop crying. I feared that I would just stay in that room...

Episode 36: Willow’s Mom

Today, I have the honor to introduce my listeners to my good friend, Willow’s mom. I know her as Megan, but she shared that to so many people from 2012-2018, Megan was simply known as Willow’s mom. She spent her life caring for her daughter, and that was...

Episode 35: Anna’s Mom

Recently, I feel like my grief journey has been harder rather than easier. It is difficult to know why that is the case. Is it because it has now been almost two years since Andy died? Others have warned me of that difficult milestone. Is it due to that fact that...

I find myself with a heaviness all day today as Mother’s Day approaches tomorrow. I had my first Mother’s Day without my mom in 1995. I would send flowers to my grandmother and later to my step-mother on that day, but overall, I liked to try to ignore it....