Archives » December, 2009


“Feelings are the internal reactions generated by our own interpretations of people, events and life experiences.” –William J. McKay

Sweet 16

This week Natasha would have turned 16.  It’s the eighth time we’ve celebrated her birthday without her.  Each year on Dec. 17 we host a group of her friends and their families at the local Chinese restaurant for dinner.  I look forward to these gatherings — even though they are bittersweet — because they give me an opportunity to picture […]

“Grieve” is a Verb

Consider all the ways we act on the sorrow and the loss. We mourn. We make decisions about various things surrounding the loss, and act on them. As I read Joe’s post, I noticed a number of actions. He and his wife sought counseling. He acts on his day by day determination. He and his […]