The older I get, the more people I care about who die, the more the balance seems to be shifting from most of my heart and mind being in this world to more of it being in the afterlife. My loved ones and I have experienced a lot of loss this summer. I get that […]


I took this picture, at sunrise on Hilton Head Island, the morning after she died, before I knew she died. ~~~~~~~~~~ I woke up this morning groggy and immediately remembered the voicemail we received upon returning home from our wonderful vacation last night. It was from an old and dear friend’s best friend and I […]


“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said. How had I not made that connection? It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear. But that is the story being told in the […]


For Maria

by Kathy on October 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in Bereavement, Cancer, Coping, Faith, Family, Journey, Life, Loss, Love, Poetry, Sadness, Yoga

I decided to exercise on my own at home today, while the kids were at school. I used a Yoga Studio app, which I downloaded months ago, for the first time, doing the 60 minute Intermediate Combination routine. It was a peaceful practice for me and I felt good afterwards. As I sat on my mat, after […]


I haven’t watched Glee regularly in a while. But there was no way I was going to miss tonight’s episode, honoring the life and memory of Cory Montieth (1982 – 2013), who played Finn Hudson on the show. In fact, I watched it twice in a row. The first time, just to experience it, as I almost […]


Updates at the bottom of this post. I can’t remember the last time I posted three times in one day or that I felt as sad as I do tonight. Writing is how I cope and process life, which I am trying to do now. Earlier this evening I read the latest Caring Bridge update from […]