Grief…

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS A TON OF PHOTOS AND IS SUPER LONG!   This was about half-way through my run yesterday. I had to stop by and visit my mom at St. Mary’s Cemetery. It hurt. I bawled my eyes out and that felt good. Really good. As I think about my mom today, I am going to share some random thoughts and lots of pictures from the … Continue reading Grief…

Time to get more real, more raw

We all have feelings, but when dealing with elderly, dying parents, your feelings/emotions are going to run the gamut – sometimes from one minute or even one second to the next – and it can take a toll. There’s anger. Sadness. Guilt. Joy. Love. Helplessness. Fear. Relief. Bitterness. Exhaustion. You can feel resentful. Happy. Overwhelmed. Worried. Thankful. Appreciative. Neglectful. Controlling. Numb. I know there are so many … Continue reading Time to get more real, more raw

Raw, real emotions…that’s what I am about

As I was washing my hands at the bathroom sink after I got home from work today, I crumbled to the floor as my emotions got the better of me. I couldn’t stop the tears anymore. They gushed out of me like water over a waterfall. I had a brief moment this morning as I was getting ready for work that I lost it as well, … Continue reading Raw, real emotions…that’s what I am about