Category Archives: loss


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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