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Monthly Archives: November 2010
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
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
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
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
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