Grief sucks

Grief sucks. Yes, I just said that. So you know I’m going to be honest here. This has been a really hard week. Grief is like that sometimes. Those who grieve will take small comfort in knowing that even for nice, spiritual people, every day doesn’t end in...

How to cope with loss

Yesterday was August 8. The date meant nothing to me specifically, except that it was one month after July 8. Just an ordinary day for most people, but for me, it marked the one-month anniversary of my mom’s death. The only month of my life that I have existed...

What would my mother do?

What would my mother do? This is not a conscience question. This is a food therapy question. Last night I was out with girlfriends for grief therapy (a.k.a. book club night, catered to meet my immediate need to talk about my mother’s death). This is not remotely...

Snuggling the past and living the present

Monday, July 11 My mom has been gone for 3 days now. If you’ve lost a loved one, you know why I have to keep writing. You know that when something hurts this much, you don’t want to talk about it, yet you can’t help talking about it. Talking gets you...

A TRIBUTE TO BARBARA WALLEY

Barbara Ann (Bandy) Walley, born Oct. 31, 1937, passed into the glory of her Heavenly Father on July 8, 2016, at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Commander Oliver Bruce Walley, on Feb. 11, 1969, and her parents John H. Bandy and Frances...

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