Category Archives: loss

RELEASE Fear, Embrace Joy

Today, I’m writing with the Five Minute Friday community writing group, and this week’s word is RELEASE.  If you’d like to join in, the linkup is here. I admit, I am a bit of a control freak.  Since becoming a mother, … Continue reading

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Missing My Uncle Mark

The end of September in 2004 was the last time I saw my uncle Mark.  He and my parents had driven up to Baltimore to help move me out of the condo I was living, since I was moving back … Continue reading

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Day 26/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: CHANGE

Day 26 Change is seeing the tips of green trees turn gold and red wearing shorts and flip flops, only to open the door to a chill watching my pregnant belly grow rounder seeing our baby girl stagger around on … Continue reading

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Over Memorial Weekend, I remember my grandfather.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force.  It has been just over 11 years since my beloved Poppy suddenly left this earth after silently battling colon cancer and a broken … Continue reading

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Fragile Heart

Every February 25th, I wake up sad, lethargic, and uninterested in participating in anything happening outside of my own silent room.  On this day in 2003, an amazing girl named Melissa collapsed in her mid-twenties of a heart attack and … Continue reading

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Superman, Pirates, and puzzles

It has been exactly two years since my brother-in-law Ronny, a Captain in the Special Forces unit of the Army lost his life to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on August 2, 2009.   The last time I saw him … Continue reading

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Dear Baby

It was one month ago that my sister told me that the baby she had been carrying no longer had a heartbeat.  I was standing off in a corner of the Friendship Heights metro stop away from several other co-workers … Continue reading

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