dealing with grief

It Gets Better and That’s No Foolin’

The blog was a bit quiet in March. Did you notice? I did. This is my place to unspool the thoughts in my head, and I’ve missed having the opportunity to the work through some threads rolling around there lately. I serve as a volunteer for Junior Achievement, and that took up a good chunk…

When You Can’t Have the Life You Want

My son wanted some juice so I pulled a glass out of the cupboard. It was short and round and reminded me of a pumpkin. It also reminded me of when I bought it. I had decided I wanted to clear our mismatched collection of glasses and mugs and bought the pumpkin-inspired glasses to replace…

Shaking the Stench of Death off Our Family

Back when my husband was wrapping up his first round of cancer treatment – so this was before all hope had been lost – we were at the hospital for a follow-up visit after his surgery. It was a spring day in Michigan so the air was warming up and the ground was thawing, but…