Squirrels, diiiiiings and a cause for celebration! 

Today has been melancholy. Blah. So MONDAY-ish. Maybe it was the return to work after a great day at the beach with dear friends who were visiting from out-of-state. Maybe it was the post-deathversary-grief. (Grief, after all, is the gift that keeps on giving.) Maybe it was that first thing this morning what did IContinue reading “Squirrels, diiiiiings and a cause for celebration! “

Redwood Ecosystems and Life After Death

Remembering my beautiful mom today. I continue to draw sustenance from her love. In the redwood ecosystem, buds for future trees are contained in pods called burls, tough brown knobs that cling to the bark of the mother tree. When the mother tree is logged, blown over, or destroyed by fire –when, in other words,Continue reading “Redwood Ecosystems and Life After Death”

Take time to remember

End of the Beginning by James Northrup Someone said we begin to die the minute we’re born. Death is a part of life. Who knows why the Creator thins the herd. Another old saying says we must all be prepared to give up those we love or die first. Take time to mourn. Take timeContinue reading “Take time to remember”

Why I Started this Blog

I thought I’d take a moment to welcome you and to share a little bit about why I started Mourning Dove Motherhood. The real reason sounds slightly crazy, but it is the truth, and I’m a truth-teller. So here it is. The seeds of this blog came about on the first anniversary of losing myContinue reading “Why I Started this Blog”