It is DAY TWO of the blogging series about my healing journey - can you handle the excitement?! Do you have your coffee ready?! I will recap yesterday's post. The start of the journey, if you will, in one long run-on sentence: My mom dies in 2013, I am very very sad (as one would be), … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like more loss? PART II of the healing journey! (With Sound of Music gifs!)
This is a blog post about a flow chart about healing from loss as told with the assistance of Sound of Music gifs. Because that's how I roll. Behold diagram 1.1. This is a chart about healing. It starts with loss (a heck of a lotta loss) and ends with connection, love, community and healing. (Cue … Continue reading Let’s start at the beginning. My healing journey (Part I) told with Sound of Music GIFS.
I look at this younger, much more innocent version of myself and think, honey, hold on. You have a wild ride ahead of you.
There I was, palms sweating, all eyes on me. My heart was racing. Around me, new friends (very new)—most of them twenty, thirty, even forty years older than myself—urged me on. "Will you consider it?" They asked. Would I consider it? I knew in my heart the answer was yes, even if my sweaty palms … Continue reading A Song for my Mother
They were slim and satin. She kept them next to her bed, or on cold days next to the heat vent. When we went Christmas shopping together, in between buying gifts for others she would stop by the racks of ladies' slippers at Hudson's Department store. This was a long time ago, before it became Macy's. She would … Continue reading My mother’s slippers
The last few weeks I've found myself fantasizing about what it would be like to have my mom around. I doubt this is healthy, but it goes like this: I envision her showing up and going to work. She would get my kitchen really clean—sparkling, lemon-fresh clean. She would brush my daughter's hair, patiently untangling … Continue reading Finding My Village after Losing My Mom
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 my … Continue reading Why I Started this Blog
I'm just going to throw it out there: deathversaries are hard. There is no avoiding the grief that bubbles up. I knew that marking the first year without my mom would be difficult, so I planned a day with nothing to do other than take care of me. Well, that isn't entirely true. I planned … Continue reading One Year After My Mom’s Passing: Overthinking the Deathversary