Before I lost my mom, before I knew her cancer would return and our days would be numbered, before all of the heartache and loss, I knew a handful of girls that had lost their mother early on in life. Every time a picture would be posted on a social media feed, I would think … Continue reading #133 The Answer.
I have a photograph that sits on my desk. It was taken the fall that we found out my mother had stage IV breast cancer. The fall foliage was absolutely stunning that year, and her wish was to get a great family picture while all of us were together that weekend. Those pictures that we … Continue reading #117 Photographs.
I really cannot handle shopping in baby stores. I recently helped host a baby shower for a dear friend in my office, and I needed to run to the baby store to shop for her gift. When I am with my husband and my kids, I have a distraction. Today, however, I did not have … Continue reading #109 Triggers.
I wrote about the handkerchief that was special ordered for my brother's wedding, and I now finally have a picture to share. Words cannot express how thankful I am for this beautiful handkerchief. I know this was not an easy undertaking, especially on such short notice, but the quality and the special care that was … Continue reading #106 Sincere Thanks.
There are only a handful of times that I recall crying after my mom passed away. It is something that has been bothering me for the last two years. I want to cry; I can feel it building up inside of my chest. The sadness, the angst, all of those emotions I have felt have … Continue reading #93 Good Tears.
My dad recently asked me to help him with a gift for my brother for his upcoming wedding. He had initially planned to use part of my mother's wedding dress to make handkerchiefs for my brother to wear on his wedding day, but once the wedding dress was taken out of storage, my dad found … Continue reading #89 Mom’s Letter.
There are some very hard truths that I have learned after I lost my mom. The most important being that sometimes even your closest friends and family members will not know what to do or say, and sometimes it can be downright hurtful when you are knee deep in grief. It is okay to talk … Continue reading #79 Coco.