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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Dylan’s Avenged 7X Tattoo

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Dylan’s Avenged 7X Tattoo: Okay, I’m going to need your help. Call out to everyone who knew Dylan in Athens at Ohio University. Anybody know who the tattoo artis…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : On the Wings of Hope: A Resurrection Fable

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : On the Wings of Hope: A Resurrection Fable: A story from Dylan’s funeral service keepsake book, Friday, June 29th, 2012 A Resurrection Fable  “White Wings”  I…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings: The Empty Chair Most days, I cannot imagine my life without my son. Perhaps this is why starting my day is so difficult. It isn’t a…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : This Too Shall Pass

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : This Too Shall Pass: Dylan, Bethany, and Jeramiah April Something 2015 or at least I think it’s supposed to be 2015. I really am at my best when I d…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Call out to Dylan’s "Brothers"–Where are you now?…

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Call out to Dylan’s “Brothers”–Where are you now?…: When Dylan died, 14 young men—ages 19-21, attended his funeral. They called themselves “brothers,” and they all grew up in and around …

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : My Sister’s Reflections, An Excerpt from "Faces of…

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : My Sister’s Reflections, An Excerpt from “Faces of…: An Excerpt from “Faces of Suicide: Volume 2”  (available as an e-book at Amazon for $3.00)  This excerpt is written b…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Walking in My Own Shoes

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Walking in My Own Shoes: The Tripartite Model of Suicide Bereavement By Diana Sands, Ph.D., Director, Centre for Intense Grief; author of the book and DVD …

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Just Breathe

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Just Breathe: My Forever Son–My Beloved Dylan March 19, 1992-June 25, 2012 Forever my heart, my wings, my love Suicide changes everything. and t…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings: The Empty Chair Most days, I cannot imagine my life without my son. Perhaps this is why starting my day is so difficult. It isn’t a…

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My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings

My Forever Son, My Beloved Dylan : Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings: The Empty Chair Most days, I cannot imagine my life without my son. Perhaps this is why starting my day is so difficult. It isn’t a…

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Memorial Day, Echoes and Hauntings

The Empty Chair Most days, I cannot imagine my life without my son. Perhaps this is why starting my day is so difficult. It isn’t always like this, and after two years and almost 11 months, I am sometimes able to greet my day with gratitude and balance, a centeredness that defies my tragic loss. […]

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Warrior Son: Depression Never Sleeps

Dylan, May 2010, graduation ceremony for Mosaic ***The article below from The Guardian is long, but well worth the read. *** Dylan died of depression. Depression sucks. Depression kills. Depression is not all in your head. It’s real. It lies in wait. It lies to you and tells you “you suck.” Meds come with side […]

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Matins

Sunrise in Ohio Matins I. Somewhere, out at the edges, the night Is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills with fresh, bright breath And thoughts stir to give birth to color. II. I […]