Tag Archives: Grief

And The Angels Smiled

In a crowd, you stood alone amid a swirling cloud of loss and emptiness. I saw in your eyes the same weary sadness that haunts my sleepless nights. Your shoulders pressed down under the weight of endless grief. My heart … Continue reading

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Heart and Hands

Today is three weeks since I let Gilligan go home.  Most of the time, I’m able to push it out of my mind.  Until I look at my hands. The last month of his life, I had my hands in … Continue reading

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Back on Track

Yesterday was my first day back at work since losing Matt. The funeral was Friday. I thought we would have the long Memorial Day weekend to ease back into the real world but our boat sold and we had only these … Continue reading

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There is no crying in baseball

I was raised with my mother’s family, the O’Briens, an Irish Catholic brood in the era of the Kennedys. Like many Irish Catholic families, the Kennedys were demi-gods to us. I’m not sure whether we strove to emulate them or … Continue reading

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Burn Notice

When I was a very little girl, the house behind us burned to the ground. I remember standing at my bedroom window hypnotized by the flames. The sirens, the yelling the sounds of things crashing down, disturbing the peace of … Continue reading

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