Navigating the good and the bad

“If you want, or need to tell of your experiences, it’s ok with me. I’d just hope that you don’t discount your good memories because those are the ones I cherish most. “ After a few months of limited contact, my Dad and I are talking. Its complicated for me as I work to navigateContinue reading “Navigating the good and the bad”

Happy Birthday Mom

Today would have been my Mom’s birthday. She would have been 64 if she did not lose her battle with alcoholism. I had something else written out, but as I prepared to post, it did not feel right. It felt too seriously, so instead I decided to share some of my favorite stories of her.Continue reading “Happy Birthday Mom”

Hindsight 20/20

When I look back at old pictures of you it is bittersweet.  I have an entire album of pictures of you. I felt a protective pull over those photo albums. It was all I had left of you. Looking backwards makes me smile.  In those pictures, you look healthy and happy. Well dressed. Being heldContinue reading “Hindsight 20/20”

Complicated Grief

After My Mom passed away, my emotions were complicated. We lost her on a rainy day at the end of June. I still remember the rain on my face, as I ran down the driveway. Running by the ambulance in the driveway. The group of people gathered there speaking in low voices. Walking into thatContinue reading “Complicated Grief”