Surviving the Holidays – 11 Tips for the Grieving

My late husband passed away in early October 2009 and within two weeks I dealt with my daughter’s 3rd birthday, six weeks after that was our first Thanksgiving without Mitch and a month later – Christmas. Wow, talk about being hit with an emotional sledgehammer.  The holidays are hard on people even without the added pain of grief.  Please know, there is NOTHING anyone can do to fix your pain. You also need to know that your pain is real, (read more…)

A Father Taken

A Father Taken by Alyssa Megin It is the ghost of her past Coming back to her She is dragged by her feet As she screams and kicks the ground Greeting the face of death And in the light she sees All of her life’s tragedies The red and black pain She melts into an ocean of sadness as the tears sweep her away She remembers the feeling of a life that has gone astray She does not call it (read more…)

Surviving that First Year of Loss – Life as a Solo Mother

  I remember getting that call, I was at my nearly 3 year-old daughter Addison’s dance class when my phone rang and my mother-in-law told me there had been a plane crash at the same airport my husband was flying at. I was told to come home right away because they thought it was Mitch but were not yet 100% sure. I remember grabbing her from class, putting her in her car seat and driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic, which was (read more…)