Collection of Thoughts.

How Do I Raise You, Wren?

Dear Wren, I am so sorry for what I am about to tell you, but your father died before you were born. I don’t know what I am doing so I am apologizing ahead of time. You will never have a photo of him like the ones your sisters have above. I will not understand […]

Valentine’s Day.

Let me first start off by saying my entire life this holiday has met close to nothing for me. It’s a day to embrace love, but there is and was so much love in my house this holiday did not stick out to us. Also I dislike “hallmarky” holidays. I’m just not a mushy person […]

Sudden. Traumatic. Untimely. Death.

In addition to dealing with Jesse’s death and all of the normal grief it brings- we also have the added fact that we lost him traumatically. This slows down the “healing” progress ten fold. (Note: “healing,” I don’t know what I am talking about when I say that. I am mimicking what doctors say. Healing […]

What’s it Like to Lose Your Spouse?

I didn’t think about this one a ton. I always assumed I would lose my parents first, as that is the natural order of things. I also contemplated losing a child, as that is very extreme and seemingly more likely (Did you know the leading cause of death in children under 5 in Florida is […]


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