Monthly Archives: November 2010

Fortress Around My Heart

Today, I want to talk about losing perspective after a loss, and how difficult it can be to regain it. As I mentioned earlier, when we lost Benjamin I basically went about not acknowledging how deeply I was hurt. I tried to carry on and put on a good face in hopes of convincing myself that I was OK. The depth of the denial made the pain go on much too long. But it would prove to hurt much more than my recovery. Continue reading

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Fight for Preemies Day – Benjamin’s Eulogy

As I’ve noted earlier, we buried Benjamin with the plush turtle we had bought for him on our cruise that summer and the blanket we bought for him a day earlier. The night before the funeral, I wrote a poem/eulogy for him. I only had time to write out one copy longhand, and so I did not put it into his little styrofoam casket with him even though I felt a little guilty about it, because I had a feeling that someday I would want to publish it. As it turns out, that day is today: Bloggers Unite to Fight for Preemies Day. Continue reading

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A Little More About My Uncle

After getting my previous post up, I was made aware of Fred’s obituary in the New York Times and a video tribute that some of his friends from the chorus put on on YouTube. Continue reading

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A Fresh Hole in My Heart

The world is a sadder, emptier place today.

My uncle Fred passed away yesterday afternoon, after a relatively short battle with liver cancer.

Fred was no ordinary man, though. Fred was a freaking medical miracle, and a damn fine human being. Continue reading

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Join us to Fight for Preemies on Wednesday

I’m going to keep it short today, since I’ve got a long post coming on Wednesday.

“Wednesday?” you might ask. “You usually post on Monday. Why do you have a long post on Wednesday?”

Well, November 17 is Bloggers Unite to Fight for Preemies Day. Continue reading

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