Tag: loss

Grief is an Unpacked Suitcase

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Grief is hard. Grief is an unpacked suitcase – because the contents contain funeral remembrances. Grief is unopened mail. Grief is supposedly three days – because that...

Alive Day: The Reason Our Family Celebrates a Bullet to the...

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13 years ago today Sergeant Jesse Rice and Staff Sergeant Shane Becker were on duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army when an insurgent...

A Father’s Day without Dad :: How I’m Dealing with the...

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Most daddy´s girls are very familiar with that sudden urge we get to call our dad. You know, that random thought that just pops...

To My Friend On Her First Mother’s Day

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Mother's Day is coming up . Ads on social media, commercials on TV, events around the city remind us of this lovely occasion, a...

This Morning I Was Pregnant

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This morning, I was pregnant. This afternoon, I am not. The last time I could say that, I had a baby to hold. A crying, red-faced, tiny...

Daddy and Dad

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"Old as she was, she still missed her Daddy sometimes." -Gloria Naylor I have missed my Daddy for twenty-eight years now. It's pretty rare that a...

The Importance of a Sibling

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In May of 1982, I became a big sister at the ripe old age of one. Sarah Elizabeth came into my life and, considering...

Dear Miscarriage

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Dear Miscarriage, It was awful of you just to come into my life, take away my opportunity to be a Mom, and leave me completely empty. To...