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I think the worse day of grief is the day after the service. You wake up knowing your love one is truly gone. For me the tears came immediately even though I didn’t think I had any more tears to shed. All the pain I’d pushed down as we planned the services overtook me. I felt as if someone ripped my heart into shreds. I didn’t want to move from the bed. I wanted to
When you deal with fear it can be an everyday thing.  It doesn’t go away as some people say, it visits you often.  In my research to beat fear, I’m learning fear is a good thing.  It gets you out of your comfort zone if you choose to move past it. I’m very happy in my comfort zone because I’m used to it.  However, I’m not living my dream because I refuse to leave my
Yesterday I wanted to talk to my mom. I wanted to hear her say my name. I don’t know why I was feeling like this. I wasn’t having a hard day at work. I just wanted to pick up the phone and call her, like I use to. I haven’t had one of those days in a long time, before I knew it the tears were flowing. I was thankful I was alone at work
We are taught to celebrate anniversaries, however when it comes to anniversaries of death, we try to act like it doesn’t matter. Some people don’t talk about it. Some people don’t want to talk about it. Some people just want to get through it. The first anniversary of my mom’s death I was still numb and in a lot of pain. I downloaded her favorite singer, Neil Diamond and spent the day crying and listening
On my previous blog I shared information about grief.  I’ve decided on the first Saturday of the month I will offer a grief post.  This is something we all deal with but don’t talk about.  I would like to open it up for dialogue, I know for me talking about it helps me heal.  I hope it will do the same for you. This month is the anniversary of my mother’s 68th birthday and the