Tag Archives: grief

A Day For Naming

This weekend was Shavuot – the date where (allegedly) God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. It is one of the four holidays in the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor (a service of remembrance for loved ones who have died). … Continue reading

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Healing Today’s Brokenness

Today was my mom’s birthday she is no longer of this earth except in memories which abound from me from my family and friends. Today I am broken my heart has a crack a mile wide it beats: to the … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 3: The Grim Reaper of Grief

I’ve spent much of my life grieving. I’m sort of over it, actually. That keening, heart-aching, pit-of-the-stomach-emptiness, no-energy, staying-in-bed-with-the-covers-over-my-head kind of existential angst? It sucks. Big time. Grief, I have learned, is not a response only to someone’s death. Grief … Continue reading

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Blessing – Day 12

Terribly hard day today – my birthday is here, and I miss my mom so much it hurts. Day 12/Verse 12 of acrostic prayer poem*:   Thank you God for the blessing of loss, for learning to live love. Each … Continue reading

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The Last Mile

This morning, I had a really hard time getting out of bed. I felt fully awake, and part of me was pushing for a productive morning. That part, sadly, lost the tug-of-war. Gone were aspirations for raking the leaves, putting … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 3: Bless

Blessings are funny things. They come trippingly off the tongue when someone sneezes.  Earlier this week, I mortified my daughter when a woman walking into Target in front of us sneezed, and I called out “Bless You” in my usual … Continue reading

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Grief – Two Months In

Grief is an odd emotion. It enters your being before you realize it, when you least expect it. You think you’re coping well – on the mend, even – and it hits you in the gut. A sucker punch. Doubles you over … Continue reading

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