Tag: hope

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 …

When the rain washes you clean you’ll know

Recently I keep hearing the song “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, either on Sirius in my car or on Spotify. The song is obviously known for being about the dissolution of Stevie Nicks’ relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, but I read an interview with her where she also says, “I always put something at the end that …

Remembering leads to letting go

I have come up for air and, I must say, it feels great. It’s not all doom and gloom for forever. It’s not all tears and triggers and breakdowns all the time. I have hit a new plateau. And when my mind starts wondering how long it’s going to last or exactly how it is …