Lately I’ve been realizing there are quite a few ways you can kill yourself without slitting your wrists or turning the gas on in the garage. People smoke themselves to death, drink themselves to death, or don’t take care of their health. Some people overeat, or eat a lot of the wrong things, (like foodsContinue reading “Caring for yourself.”
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How do you mourn?
I would love to hear feedback from anyone who happens to read my blog about the question that serves as it’s title. Some losses are immediate and final – for example the death of a parent. Other losses just go on and on, like looking at the sweet face of my middle child every dayContinue reading “How do you mourn?”
Accepting what is.
There are times when it feels like I’m living life on a razor thin edge between sanity and complete shut-down. Catatonia – that’s what it feels like I’m heading for at times. I don’t know how to have any hopes or dreams anymore. My son has this awful neurodegenerative condition, with an immune deficiency andContinue reading “Accepting what is.”
In the hospital again.
Love is a painful process. Obvious, not new information, but as real as crawling across the overflow of needles from the sharps boxes on your bare hands and knees when you are staying with your sick child. I consider myself incredibly lucky, because my husband and I trust the surgeon who is in chargeContinue reading “In the hospital again.”
Confronting the reality of my son’s condition as fatal is a battle that has taken me to the brink of insanity over and over again. Sometimes the grief is so heavy that I don’t think I can bear it another second. Then Dan will cough or crack one of his jokes that make me howlContinue reading “Losing battles”
I spend almost no time at all on my writing. I read about writing incessantly, I read in my genre voraciously, and visit my favorite author’s websites obsessively. All time that should be spent – wait for it – WRITING!!! I learned this week that Nora Roberts’ rule for writing is “butt in chair” (orContinue reading “Writer envy”