Tag Archives: death

We Really Should Do This More Often

I went to a lot of funerals when I was young. When I was 14, Mimi died. She had been sick and we knew that her death was inevitable, but it’s hard at any age to bury a grandparent. Then, my senior year of high school, my cousin T passed away. She was only a few […]

Too Big For a Blog

This week’s Remember the Time theme is last days. We’ve intentionally made this prompt really broad because we don’t want to hem you in to talking about an incident we specify. In fact, we always want you to take liberties with these prompts! They are never hard and fast. Interpret them as you will; we […]

That Starbucks

This is a post about the little things that we find to be big things. The older I get, the more I am amazed by the persistence of mundane, trivial aspects I remember from the chapters in my life. For instance, at my dad’s funeral, I remember my aunt giving me a small bottle of […]

Taking the Edge Off Death for Our Kids

If anyone ever tells you that the blogosphere is void of real writers, then they obviously have never taken a gander at the beautiful, tightly-woven words of today’s very special guest blogger, Katia from I Am the Milk. I knew when I invited her to post here that whatever she came up with would be […]

To Dr. O, With Love

A couple summers ago, I was tasked with coming up with a toast for Besfrinn’s wedding. At the time, I was swimming laps a lot at a local pool. Each day leading up to the wedding, I would backstroke and think about what I could say that would pay tribute to this incredible person who […]

Revisiting MacRae Cemetery

C and I have been going on a lot of walks lately. She gets into this strange baby hypnosis mode when we’re out exploring and sometimes for fun I wave my palm in front of her face to determine how zonked she is. She swats it away and is like, “LADY, I was in a […]

The First Man in My Life

I am my father’s daughter, and it’s one of my most honored distinctions. It is utterly insane to me that I only knew him for two-thirds of my life. He passed away extremely unexpectedly in July, 2001 when I was nineteen and my brother was fifteen. He had been on a two week trip to […]

Sadness and Love

What can I say? I just love my husband so, so, so much. I love him all the more when things aren’t easy. And things aren’t easy for him right now. On Friday night, after struggling with Crohn’s disease and several other conditions for years, Ben’s dad passed away in his sleep after having been […]

Telling the Folks

So last night we decided to make it “official” that we are expecting (as if the real baby growing in my belly isn’t official enough)  by telling our parents about our little friend. We put it off a little longer – a couple months – than I think others may think standard to notify close family […]