Tag: grief

  • What has the Pandemic Taken from Me?

    What has the Pandemic Taken from Me?

    Well, it isn’t my freedom. I still live in the home of the free and the brave. I still get to vote. I still have the right to bare arms – and I got a great tan this summer working in my yard. My Summer Backyard Project It isn’t my job. The pandemic definitely impacted my […]

  • Only a Blanket to Share

    Only a Blanket to Share

    Fourteen hours. It took 14 hours to get to Costa Rica from my modest home in California to the town of Heredia. I had no expectations of what I would find there. I was told of the lack of infrastructure, small windy roads, and beautiful landscapes crafted from mountains and oceans. It took weeks to […]

  • Permission to Let Go

    Permission to Let Go

    On March 2nd, 2019 at 8:30 pm, my mother passed away. For 2 years I have been by her side helping her as her health deteriorated and eventually took her life. My mother fought for her life by putting herself through extraordinary and heroic measures. Eventually, she moved into palliative care. Her care providers could […]

  • Left Here Without You

    Left Here Without You

    I remember the day you left as if it were yesterday. Until that moment in my life, I had known pain but never a pain such as I felt on that day. Your life had just inextricably been entangled into mine. Neither of us gave up too much but we gave of each other freely. […]