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EVERY SEASON – PART 3

Yesterday was Jason’s birthday. He only lived five years, but he remains forever in my heart. Continue reading

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TAKE THE BEST AND LEAVE THE REST

I told my friend, “I feel like I need to run away from where I’m living, but I have no idea where to go!” Continue reading

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EVERY SEASON – PART 2

When I wrote “Every Season” in 2011, it helped me to express my lingering sadness. My line of “my sadness will always be” is still true for me. Saying that I’ve “healed” from deep grief doesn’t mean I am not sad remembering the child I loved who died. Continue reading

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IT’S NOT FOREVER – PART 3

To be honest, I did not expect to write a “Part 3” about this song. But just last week, I received an amazing message that I really wanted to share with this story. Continue reading

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IT’S NOT FOREVER – PART 2

Who is carrying me? I have many interpretations for those words. A long time ago I was certain I would grieve forever. I’m not sure how I found my way out of Hell; I must have been carried. Continue reading

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IT’S NOT FOREVER – PART 1

When my child died, I buried him and part of me died, too. I wanted to crawl into his coffin to be with him. The years that buried me are over now because I found a way to dig myself out. And when I did, I realized that Jason had never left me. Continue reading

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WHEN LIFE HOLDS PAIN

I lit a candle to remember my mother on the anniversary of her death one year ago. Continue reading

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I’LL LIVE WITHIN MY BROKEN HEART

I have written before that everyone handles his or her own grief differently. Now, I want to share my own personal beliefs about grief:
It is not recoverable; one adjusts to it.
Healing is possible, and maintaining hope of it can provide sustenance. But the process of healing is uncconscious and happens despite certainty that grief is endless.
Many, many people succumb to their grief.
Grieving is hard work and consumes one’s existence.
Although it is rare, it is possible to find joy again. But finding it is a conscious effort and requires giving oneself permission to be happy. Continue reading

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HANG ON – PART 1

It feels so dark; the sky is gray
Nothing to live for, you cannot pray
You have no hope; is this the end?
Just take my hand; I’ll be your friend Continue reading

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