Tag Archives: loss

Meeting Susan, the street beggar, part 2

During my vacation, I wandered the streets like a vagabond, and by the fourth day, I summoned the courage to talk with one of the real street people. This is part 2 of my conversation with Susan.

It’s been four years and I’m finally able to write about losing my sister

It has been 4 years since I lost my sister Linda and I haven’t written about her until now. It is an appropriate season to break my writing silence about her since she loved the holidays.

Dear Mom, Having a wonderful time, wish you were here

Dear Mom, Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I still can’t believe I couldn’t hug and kiss you, give you a mushy card, and a box of Godiva’s. You know the tradition in the church on Mother’s Day, when they pass out pink carnations to women who still have a living mother, and white to […]

We told Zoe’s story and here is what happened next

Immediately following the death of our dog, Zoe, we took respite at a local restaurant. We couldn’t bear to face the emptiness of our dog-less home. We weren’t hungry, and reassured the server that our tears and poor intake were not from dissatisfaction with the food. She said she had recently made the gut-wrenching decision to re-home her dog, and understood our […]