Articles tagged with grief
One year ago, I was surfing through Facebook, and I found out one of our old friends (and a distant cousin), James, had passed away. We hadn’t talked in awhile, but I never had a problem with him; we never had a fight or drama or anything like that.
I became aware of the movie, Wild (starring Reese Witherspoon), late last year, just as it was being widely released. Since I rarely see movies in theaters anymore, I didn't pay much attention; I figured if it was worth watching, I'd find it on DVD later.
I loved going to the library when I was a child. I loved that I was was able to learn, and hear stories from the librarians. They taught me, as books did, about history and future, family and society, and that there was so much more actual knowle
I have read 32 books this year. This most recent one is called "Four Funerals and a Wedding : Resilience in a Time of Grief" by Jill Smolowe. It is a non-fiction book of 243 pages. I saw this on the shelf at our local library and borrowed it but aft
“In Antarctica,” the reader is told, “there was nothing to identify because there was nothing left.” But Lee comes to Antarctica anyway to find out what she can about her brother’s death. A researcher, he’d be
The photograph in question was of cheap summer hotel. It hung, sumptuously framed, over the Widow Morris’s mantel in her otherwise unremarkable home in a typical Queen Anne village. The hotel was also where Mr. Morris died in a fire some months after
My family and I have been going to the same Denny's restaurant for many, many years. We always had a waiter named John. He was very nice, competent and always went above and beyond what was necessary. As the years passed, my kids got to know him and then
Hey, everyone, it's been a while. Sorry about that.I wrote about my Daddy on two other websites, and I wanted to write about him on here too. He is the one who introduced me to writing online, so I think it's only fitting that I write about him on all thre
We got news today of a death in the extended family. It's a relative that I never met, because of physical and emotional distances that existed long before I joined the family. I had never so much as exchanged an email with this person, or even friended he
From both a professional and a personal perspective, I've learned how difficult it can be for loved ones to accept changes in the physical and mental health of their loved ones. For more than twenty-five years, I worked as a nurse in long-term care and fol
Twenty-three years ago today I lost my fourteen-year-old son. He has been gone for much longer than he was with me, but in some respects he's never been gone. He still lives in my heart. And He lives in Heaven. I just can't talk to him anymore. I can't hea
Sometimes... A Grieving Mother Fools Herself Until She's Tired Of It By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee Ã£â‚¬â‚¬ For the past week... I have noticed that I have been trying to avoid thinking about