Bereavement

November 2013 It was snowing, as I got out of my car, at the cemetery. I wasn’t dressed warmly enough. I saw Betsy and Ray in the distance, two familiar faces from our college church community, and made my way towards them. They motioned for me to come closer, to share the warmth as we […]

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Happy 7th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Seven years… That’s how long you’ve been gone. How long it’s been since you lived. Your sister Abby keeps your memory alive as much as anyone these days, which amazes me. She never knew you in this lifetime, but she seems fascinated by you. She imagines and wonders and questions. […]

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I came across this while looking for my old passport this morning. I believe it was the only piece of mail our Molly-girl ever received. I remember how bittersweet it was at the time. Then a friend pointed out it is another reminder that Molly lived. She was here, if only for a short time.

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I love this post my friend J wrote and shared today about what she would tell her 2013 self, if she could go back in time. As I reflect on the year that was 2014 and prepare for 2015, I decided to do the same. So to Kathleen Marie in 2013: 1. You truly never know what […]

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It’s October 15th again. The tenth October 15th since our family experienced our first miscarriage in December 2004. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed since we were introduced to the world of pregnancy loss. As I shared last year in my post on October 15th, It is a bittersweet day for many families […]

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“When you are walking today, I want you to think of your best memories of your person (people)…. Keep your loved ones’ memories alive, by speaking about them and saying their names.” ~ Ryan Chiaverini at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Chicago Out of the Darkness Walk (September 20, 2014)

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