On Grief & Grieving

Life After Loss, On Grief & Grieving

The Unreliable Griever

Grief changes you in a lot of ways. It can change your entire personality – not necessarily for the worse, but definitely different. You might become more cynical, more snarky, quieter, more introspective, more or less forgiving, more empathetic…there are so many ways you can be different. You struggle to know yourself after such a monumental loss, and it really takes…

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On Grief & Grieving

When Grief Meets Physical Pain, Meets PMS: The Perfect Storm Week

After writing prolifically here on my blog several times a week since just a couple weeks after losing my son, it has been quiet (too quiet) for an entire week. Did anyone notice the tumbleweeds roll by? I posted a couple of things on Instagram, but have been otherwise MIA. The reason: this was one of the hardest weeks I’ve…

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Life After Loss, On Grief & Grieving

What I’ve Learned in 3 Months of Invisible Motherhood

Tomorrow, on April 22nd, it will be three months since I delivered my precious Jonah into this world, asleep. Although the rawness of that day recedes, it doesn’t become any less traumatic, difficult, grief-stricken, and amazing. Yes, amazing. I am amazed at my body’s capability to push out a small human. I am amazed at the kindnesses I experienced in…

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