Moving Forward

I made it two days in a row with no tears. I even told my story twice with no tears. I think that's moving forward. Five weeks have passed since I sat by her bed at the hospital holding her hand. Today was a different day. Another day off work to handle the estate, as … Continue reading Moving Forward

Day 1 and 2- Israel Trip

The first two days are merged into a blurry singular long and exhausting trip! I left Bellingham at 6am on the shuttle. My seasick patch had not quite engaged apparently -- I got fairly queasy but managed to make it without creating a memory that involves me puking at some point. Most of my travel … Continue reading Day 1 and 2- Israel Trip

The Original

One of a kind Larger than life Hilarious Recurring descriptions on sympathy cards covered in flowery words Kindnesses and thoughts from those left behind She was an original She wasn't allowed to drive due to seizures But she bought a tiny yellow Smart Car 🚗 for me to drive her around in and named it … Continue reading The Original

And then what happened?

Normal returns A solid week of grieving Clinging to ideal memories Visualizing complete and perfect healing Sharing words of comfort, wisdom, hopes, and fears Laughing and crying til there are no more tears A shiny pink casket A brilliant sunny day highlighted in gold, red, and orange Autumn leaves A song, a speech, a memory … Continue reading And then what happened?

90-day Supply

The way my mind works this could be a disturbing art piece. I am at the police station where you can drop off prescription drugs and over the counter medications and supplements. They gave me a little paper bag to open all the containers and dump. That full, I went to ask for another and … Continue reading 90-day Supply

First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Such is Life

Life - Family - Relationships Changes Theirs - Moving forward His- Stagnant Hers- Ending Theirs - Exciting Hers - Adventurous His - Struggling Hers - Suffering A cycle of plans, dreams, hopes, hopelessness, loss, opportunity, future, past Youth, newlyweds, bachelors, middle aged couple, elderly woman Change Changing jobs, changing locations, sticking it out, sticking together, … Continue reading Such is Life

Glorious Sunset Moonrise

The shoreline is quickly crowded with viewers rushing toward a dazzling sunset Cameras snapping over and over as others sit quietly basking in the glow of red, orange, and yellow streaks across the sky There is a holiness to the hush as the sun dips into the sea and as if on a pulley, the … Continue reading Glorious Sunset Moonrise