Birthday Grief

Birthday Grief

Grief is: buying a birthday cake for your dead husband’s birthday and crying quietly through the aisles of Costco. We do a lot of “official” type things for Micah because of his #Lodd. We go to ceremonies and lay wreaths and listen to bagpipes. We do...
Make the Decision to Choose Joy

Make the Decision to Choose Joy

Grief is: making a decision to choose joy. (Some days your body chooses for you, and it’s rarely joy- like panic attacks. 💩 happens 🤷‍♀️) But some days you get to choose whether to stay in bed or whether to fight the powerful compulsion of pain. The compulsion...
A year ago today

A year ago today

Grief is: “a year ago today” A year ago today, we were celebrating Micah’s last Thanksgiving. Family, friends, good food, littles yelling through the house, unintentioned turkey naps in wing backed chairs. You know, the best of this American holiday...
The Tale of the Fallen Tree

The Tale of the Fallen Tree

The other day, I was running errands. Painfully, slowly, with irritation at all the small things, because grief is like that. On my path of frustration, I happened to drive past this tree that completely stole my breath away. The imagery was so powerful, I made a...
Rachael Flick