Tag: healing

A voice with a message for a lifetime

I haven’t known how to write about this new season of my life, but I think about it a lot. I wouldn’t say it was necessarily easy to write about all my deep grief, pain and suffering; it was more like I had no choice in the matter. It was coming out my pores. I …

For every season there’s a reason

It’s been three months since I wrote a post here. There are reasons for it. I haven’t known what or how to write about this new phase of grief and life that I’ve entered. I’ve been relishing BEING and not over-contemplating. I worked so hard at healing for so long after GR’s death that something …

Dear Day-One-Widowed Me

I follow a few widow-related accounts on social media. The other day one of them posted a question to its followers. It said: “If you could go back and talk to your past self on day one of being widowed, what would you say?” What a good question, I thought, and kept thinking about it …

Big life questions, big life answers

I have struggled with the big questions of life since I was 10 years old. I can pinpoint the exact two days that forced me into this deeper realm of questioning. It was not by choice. The first happened on April 3, 1987 when I woke up to complete chaos in our house. I learned …

Love makes it all bearable

A few weeks ago I went to an Andrew Bird concert in Memphis with my friend Megan and her boyfriend Sean. I’d seen him play at the Belly Up venue in Aspen this past summer, which was amazing. Before that, the last time I’d seen him was a couple of years ago at the Chicago …

Shaman Rob changed everything

Almost two months to the day after GR died I flew to Los Angeles by myself. My dear friend Kelli lives in Santa Monica with her husband Greg and their daughter Ruby. She had called me a few days after GR died to tell me that they were all going to New Zealand for six …