Tag: gratitude

A (hopefully) new day

Dates can be a real measuring stick for me, and probably for most people who have grieved significant losses. Three years ago this month GR died. I feel like I have lived three lifetimes in these past three years. That’s a positive or a negative depending on your perspective. Since my intention was always and …

New eyes, new landscapes, new freedom

Two years and eight-plus months out from GR’s death. Thirty-one years and six months out from my dad’s. Where does that put me today? Well, for one, I’m ready to move forward from being Brooke, the daughter of a man who died when she was 10 years old and also, Brooke, the wife of a …

My mama, my own personal wonder woman

It’s Mother’s Day today. I woke up this morning thinking about my own mom and also about one of my close friends whose mom died last year. I wish so much that she could be picnicking with her mom this morning too. When people close to you die, you become very sensitive to others who …

On having versus losing…and birthdays

Today is GR’s birthday. He would be 46. I have been thinking about this day for a long time, but much more acutely over the past few days. A reel of memories has been playing in my mind of his past birthdays we celebrated together, and other memories too. We usually went out to a …