Grief Loss and Bereavement

The Arrival of the Red Cardinal

(This post includes affiliate links. Should you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.) Spring is here, Earth Day right around the corner.   We are back in Maryland this spring, building our dream house.  I ache to get in the garden, to start creating something new and to watch it blossom into something beautiful. Winter is difficult… Read More »The Arrival of the Red Cardinal

Dear 60 Year Old Me,

(This post includes affiliate links. Should you click an affiliate link and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.) Dear 60-Year-Old Me, I want to take a moment to talk to you about how amazing you must be for all that you have come through. I find it hard to think about who you must be, where in the world you have… Read More »Dear 60 Year Old Me,

Perhaps today will snow

I knew something was different that day.  I wasn’t sure what it was, perhaps the weather was about to change again, perhaps there would be snow. Yes, that would be a welcome change from this hot and sticky air. All day I went to the window and looked out and waited for the dark skies to come and bring the fantastic feathers of cold down and soon the green sticky… Read More »Perhaps today will snow

Honoring and Acknowledging Grief for a Parent You Hated

I always had a rocky relationship with the woman I refer to as my Birth Mother. From the instant I was born, I didn’t belong to her. I belonged to my adopted family who loved me, wanted me, and taught me how to love back. My Birth Mother wasn’t any of those things. When she died, I went through a vast range of emotions, but until recently I doubted any… Read More »Honoring and Acknowledging Grief for a Parent You Hated