Dealing with my own widow grief is harrowing; however, dealing with my daughters’ pain is beyond paralyzing. One is an adult and married, my other is 16 and as I have written about before, she has autism and requires 24 hour care. For me, the delightful pleasures of motherhood can ...
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I hate the holidays!!!! It's that time again to celebrate with family and friends, and I find myself asking, Celebrate what????? This is my third holiday season without Ray. During the last Christmas we shared, it was all he could do to sit in a chair while IV fluids ran ...
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I ache for my husband. My soul yearns for him, and I wrestle with despair. Nevertheless, as I have encountered the different stages of grief, I have strived to decipher the vastness and resolution of death. My youngest, precious gem of a daughter cannot. She has profound, low-functioning autism. Her ...
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I am rarely sick. When I feel an illness coming on, I'm impatient, and never want to take the time out of life to rest enough and care for my body so it can deal with the illness before it blooms into something painful and enduring. I tend to just ...
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Last week I wrote about the importance of being able to play with our children, to help them feel joy once more, especially in light of the great loss they have experienced. How do you play with the children in your life? I attended a conference for people in business, and ...
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Children and Grieving - Help Them Remain Children Childhood. That word often brings up images of innocence, of carefree years, of discovery, joy, and wonder. Adults often go to great lengths to help their young child feel safe, protected, and secure. When a child loses a parent and they are ...
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While some of you may be ready to find and welcome new love after loss, your children may not be so anxious for this life event to proceed. If you’re thinking about this, here is some food for thought. Let’s talk about what is at the core of the issue first: ...
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If you are now a single parent, there can be so many more decisions to be made, and so many more instances where you have to take action in response to a behavior. A lot depends on what the dynamics were when there were two of you parenting - who was ...
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