Tag Archives: grief

I LOST MY FATHER YESTERDAY

June 9th is always a bump in the road for me. Sometimes the bump is a gentle reminder; it passes with quiet acknowledgement and private thoughts. Other times it throws me akimbo––my arms invisibly flailing, my legs shaky, my thoughts … Continue reading

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Remembering.

It’s been 8 years today, since my mother died. Eight years ago today, at this very minute, I was at a bat mitzvah, and my mother had been dead for six hours. A lot’s happened since then. My impressions of … Continue reading

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Bringing My Father Back: A Father’s Day Love Story

A very wise therapist told me to write about my father… for Mother’s Day. The fact I’ve thought about it nearly every day for weeks, but have not been able to put words to page, until now… probably means she’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: What’s Left

(Aaaand, once again, I forgot to add my post to the link up!) I missed a week, recovering from my trip to Israel and the March on Washington. Hard to wrap my brain around so many things right now… Thanks … Continue reading

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A Stream of Conscious Grief

I’m sitting on a plane, flying from Tel Aviv, Israel–– after visiting my daughter, son-in-law and my beautiful 17-month-old grandson. Leaving them is always brutal. While I’m there, I lose myself in a beautiful world of baby laughter, love and … Continue reading

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The Weight of Love

It’s been a year, on December 27th, since Luke died in my arms. It was time, but the time never seems right to say goodbye to a beloved friend and family member, a faithful protector and comrade, and keeper of … Continue reading

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Love, In Dog Years

For Luke, our much-loved yellow lab… our companion, our friend, my baby. He is 16 and has gone down hill rapidly this year. I realize we are very lucky; many dogs never live as long as Luke has. And yet, I … Continue reading

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I’ll Have A Blue Christmas Without You…

  I’ve always loved Christmas, and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in the Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. For nearly 30 years, December has been a month of festivity and fun! … Continue reading

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One Year Later, On His Birthday, A Very Different Letter To My Father… (Not The Man Who Killed Him)

  One year ago, I published a letter on my blog: On My Father’s Birthday, A Letter to The Man Who Killed Him. It was Freshly Pressed and had nearly one thousand hits, in a few days. It was published … Continue reading

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What To Do When You See Your Dead Friend In The Produce Department

You go to the supermarket, to pick up a few things for dinner. You’re just passing the Gala apples and headed toward the brussel sprouts­­–– because you’re an adult, and you’ve learned to like them–– and there she is, your … Continue reading

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