Category Archives: Loss

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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Trying again

It was very difficult for us to get to the point where we were ready to try again. Here’s a look at some of what we went through when we decided to try to get pregnant again after losing Benjamin. Continue reading

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Coping After a Loss

March of Dimes tweeted “Men & women can grieve differently. Women may want to talk & share their feelings. Men may want to be silent and keep busy.” I don’t know if it’s a generic thing like that but we did sort of fall along a similar pattern, though I don’t know if I would characterize our experience exactly like that. Continue reading

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