Yesterday was rough, one of those days where if you could just stay in bed and not interact with anyone then it would be the ideal thing to do. But that’s not how it works. I have responsibilities, I’m a parent and I was needed.
Here’s the Thing about Grief
Here the thing about grief… for the last week I have been dreading the 8th July. It’s the second anniversary of my Dad’s passing. And on that day all the memories of that event come flooding back, well they did last year.
Talking About Funerals
This Thursday, James Gandolfini will be honoured at a service in the Cathedral St John The Divine, the very same Cathedral we see from every western vantage point of our apartment.
I Wrote a Letter to My Dad…Cos Doesn’t Everyone Write When Their Parents are Gone?
I wrote a letter but I couldn’t send it, there’s no mail service to the great beyond…. but it felt good to just write it anyway.
The Conversation Everyone Should Have
A story on the news last night was trying to get America to talk to their families about end of life decisions. Apparently nobody talks about this stuff and it’s causing issue when people are dying and the family doesn’t know their final wishes. This makes sense and it’s an important conversation to have.
There’s Another Star in the Sky Tonight
This morning I woke up to a message from a friend that his mum had finally lost her battle with cancer. As I read the message and the tears flowed for his family and then for mine, I felt in that moment how fragile life is. I have been talking with him on a regular basis while he was going …
A Year Goes So Fast……..
Today, July 8th, marks the 1st Anniversary of the passing of my Dad. It still feels like yesterday I was rushing across the world to be with him. So much has changed, I’m not going to dwell on the sadness. Lord knows it’s there but today is just a date, it will come and go year upon year and …
How Do We Live Without You
I have put off writing this post so many times. How do you talk about losing someone. How it has affected everything you are and everything you do? As the first anniversary draws near I’m not sure what to expect. I fear that I’m going to relive the whole awful time surrounding the passing of my Dad. Not wanting to …