As I've grieved my father's recent death, I've thought about updating my book. Not right away. Maybe I'm just trying to get my mind off his passing. Still, please help me decide. Here's the thing: [...]
There is something both beautiful and sorrowful when someone or something dies. Something spiritual lives on. Love persists and is a blessing. --Kitt O'Malley
Blessed with fond memories of my father, a loving father and grandfather. Grateful to have my husband, a loving and devoted father, by my side. That baby boy is now 6' tall!
My sister and me kayaking at Suttle Lake, OR Before my father passed away, I planned to attend the Sunriver Writers' Summit. Unfortunately, the summit followed only a month after his [...]
Now that I've taken care of the business of death, I no longer need to numb myself from the pain of loss. Now I cry. Softly. Quietly. The tears roll down my cheeks. [...]
Listening to jazz as I grieve my father’s death.
Dad and Me Learning How to Brush My Teeth Unlike grief theories that propose defined stages, grief is not linear, nor is it universal. We grieve differently. Now I feel nothing. [...]
I have not been up to writing recently. Just been binge watching TV and doing jigsaw puzzles on my iPad. This season is emotionally fraught for me, starting with my mother's birthday in [...]
Poem recalling suicide of extended family member and my own suicidality at 18