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"I Only Hurt When I’m Breathing"

“I only hurt when I’m breathing,” a random post on Facebook, anonymous, yet so completely relevant to this grieving of losing a child.  I found a Mother’s Day card a few weeks ago. Dylan’s last Mother’s Day card to me in May of 2012. (I wasn’t looking for the card, I simply saw its bright […]

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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 […]