Having daily conversations with my mom is the thing I miss most about her being gone. We talked every day on the phone, sometimes twice a day. We talked about everything. I never made a major life decision without my mother's input. She was my person. Not only was she my mom but she was … Continue reading #54 Talks with Mom.
We visited my mother's grave today. I have only gotten to see it twice since she passed away; one of the hardships of living far away. The last time I visited, it was an absolute disaster. Will was not quite three at the time and not feeling well. I was really hoping to see her … Continue reading #43 Sweet Baby Nate.
During my dad’s visit with us a few weeks ago, he shared the news that he and his girlfriend would be getting married some time in the near future. I have deleted and re-written this entry several times. It’s been hard to find the words to express the millions of thoughts that have been racing … Continue reading #38 It’s Ok to Not be Ok Right Now.
May and October, two of the most beautiful months of the year, and I struggle through both. Without warning, I will find myself enter into this terrible funk that I cannot shake. In May, it starts around Mother's Day, and doesn't end until the 23rd, the day my mom died. October is the month of … Continue reading #33 May & October.
It is a strange concept to think about your dad dating someone new. My dad is visiting with our family this week, and he brought his girlfriend with him. I knew he had been dating someone for the last several months, and I knew from what he had told me that things were getting serious. … Continue reading #30 My Dad’s New Friend.
Today marks two years since my mom has passed away. As a daughter, with the close bond that I had with my mother, losing her at a young age was one of the most difficult things I will endure in my lifetime. I understand that while I was a grown woman - she was there … Continue reading #29 Two years today.
I just finished listening to the It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too) audio book by Nora McInerny Purmort, and I absolutely loved it. I started following her podcast a few weeks ago - Terrible, Thanks for Asking - and I was curious to learn more about this person who has been through so much, yet has … Continue reading #27 Help Me, Mom.