recordable story books

THE LONG KISS GOOD-BYE

Four months ago, my mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 55 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was my only parent. I was her only child. It’s hard when someone so woven in the fabric of your life gets torn away, because every aspect of living …

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SISTER GRIEF

I remember hearing once that sibling grief is unique to any other kind of grief. I remember agreeing wholeheartedly with it at the time and I think after a few years, I agree even more. It was suggested that sibling grief is unique because you are grieving a person that …

MAKE IT COUNT | poem

You know how those thoughts jump into your mind? The pain, the loss, the tears? Wouldn’t it be better to remember other things? The laughter, the life, the heart? Instead of the sorrow, joy; Instead of heartache, happiness; Instead of the loss, the fight; Instead of defeat, the resolve. Every …

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HOW YOU LOVED ME

That without a word you sat with me in grief, me wounded and alone, robbed beyond grasping, you silent and present, beyond grasping— this was love. That you did not save me but accompanied me, that when I fell apart, confident in the whole you did not try to glue …

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AMBUSHES

My son’s birthday is coming up. He would be twenty-six years old … if he were still alive. I can’t believe we will be seeing his birthday come and go without him for the fifth time already. Birthdays, holidays, and other special days are more difficult than the average day. …