You know what I keep hearing over and over again. That being a grandparent is God's reward for not killing your own... It's true, I suspect, as I spend many hours looking at my kids and wondering how on earth they have managed to survive my parenting. But you know what else I hear a… Continue reading Memories.
Books for kids on death and grief
I've been asked by a number of people for books to recommend for kids who are dealing with death/grief. My therapist gave me a book list some we liked more than others and I have others that we found that we liked too. We found being open and honest and answering questions directly was the… Continue reading Books for kids on death and grief
The popular series the Crown chronicles the story of Queen Elizabeth It begins when the Crown passes to her, too early. Her father should have lived many more years allowing her to enjoy her life with her young family. But that wasn't to be, the Crown passed to her and she assumed the role of… Continue reading The Crown
Here we are again, the beginning of another week. The term is over in 8 days... not that I'm counting. Today mom has been admitted to hospital again, for a potential blood clot. A reminder that this disease is taking over her life bit by bit. After a mostly relaxed and uneventful and good weekend,… Continue reading Mondays.
Talk about it.
I read this article this morning: What is the best way to explain Death to a child? It was a nice clear read. Something I needed. I'm learning these days that I'm going to process my mothers' death through the eyes and experiences of my children. It will be my grief, but I am also… Continue reading Talk about it.
A year ago I never would have imagined that today I'd be sitting here on this rock; surrounded by brilliant February sunshine, waiting in silence for a few moments before heading to class. It never occurred to me as a possibility a year ago that I might be returning to school life just wasn't going… Continue reading Journey.