Monthly Archives: July 2011

One year

Benjamin Burton Sheeren born still July 29, 2010 1 lb, 1 oz 10 inches long perfect Son. Grandson. Brother. You are remembered. You are missed. You are loved.

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Pressure

Friday night, after spending the evening in Los Angeles with friends, I got sucker punched by a cold. I’ve been pushing hard the last few weeks, working to get Picking Up the Pieces out, switching the website over, planning a … Continue reading

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More Trust Tending

Today you’ll find me back over at Kristin Noelle’s wonderful site, Trust Tending. The theme this month is Sexuality, a topic that most of us find it difficult to be open about. There have been some heart- and eye-opening stories. … Continue reading

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Conversations

We live in the third house from the beach. It’s a small two-story, though bigger than our last home. The second floor is one large room with toys, a cardboard house, a craft table, my Pilates reformer and walls covered … Continue reading

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Thank you

I have been awed and humbled by the last three days. By the way everything fell apart and came back together. By the love, support and kind words. By the gratitude I feel for my son, my support system, my … Continue reading

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Love and stuff

Yesterday morning I woke to pictures of my cousin’s new baby boy in my inbox. I smiled. He’s beautiful. Grief sat squarely on my chest. I ignored it. I thought about everything I needed to get done. I began to … Continue reading

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Grief changes relationships

Over the last 11 months, I have found myself reaching out to women I know who are further along in their mourning process. It doesn’t matter if our losses are similar, because grief is specific to each of us. As … Continue reading

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