Today, I Will Sit in the Sun – A Poem

grief journey

Spring has finally arrived in Michigan and today was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I’m used to being alone here now; this will be my second springtime without Rick. As our time together continues to fade into the past, I often stop to think how much he would have enjoyed certain things – and days like today were his favorite because … Read the blog

Spending Time With You – A Poem

grief poem

Now that you’ve been gone so long
And life and time keep moving on
I spend less time within my room
Crying, weeping, feeling gloom

Those days, those months of constant grief
Incessant pain with no relief
The unrelenting agony
Of knowing you are gone from me

Have seemed to pass and though I’m sad
And tears still come, it’s … Read the blog

Half of Me – A Poem

grief journey

How did it ever come to be
That you became a part of me?
I started out my life alone
Content to live life on my own

But then I fell in love with you
As time went on, that’s when I knew
It was our destiny to meet
Your love for me made me complete

Our wedding day, I … Read the blog

Year Two – A Poem

grief and new normal

I’m used to life without you
I’ve made all new routines
The quiet house seems normal now
My life’s gone on, it seems

I function out in public
Can hold my tears inside
No longer overcome with sobs
Seeking a place to hide

I’m used to traveling on my own
And tables set for one
And you not with me … Read the blog

Thanksgiving Day, 2018

grief holidays

I was missing Rick on our second Thanksgiving apart, and my second birthday without him, but I realized that he will never truly be gone.

Thanksgiving Day, 2018

Another holiday is done
The kids came by and we had fun
I’m thankful for my family
And how my life’s turned out to be

But now this special day is through… Read the blog

Autumn Leaves

autumn, seasons, grief

Can I pretend, just for a few minutes
That you are outside in the yard
Wearing your red flannel hoodie?

Can I imagine, just for a while
On this beautiful November Saturday –
That you’re raking the fallen leaves, as you loved to do?

Wearing your tiny white iPhone earbuds,
You’re listening to the new Grisham book

Oh, how you … Read the blog