WHEN GRIEF KNOCKS YOU DOWN

When Grief Sneaks Up On You

When grief comes on suddenly it can feel like you were hit by a freight train! This post is for all of you who have lost loved ones. May you work your way through the long jagged road called grief.

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MOTHER’S DAY WITHOUT MOM

MOODY-SEA

  You held me as a baby when I cried, And you had no idea the roles would be reversed years later. Tears that never fell, Welled up for a near century, Wracking sobs, Indicative of the pain that was buried so deep, The pain that couldn’t be felt, Because there was too much to […]

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A Walk in My New Life

Periwinkle-Rose-Moms-Favorite-Color

How do you get over the death of a parent? I wasn’t sure when, or even if, I would share this. The pain of losing my mom, “The Momma,” has been unlike any other in my life. There…I shared it. * It’s a new life Everything is different I feel different Upon examination I see […]

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I Can’t Believe I AM Five Years Old!

Author unknown, Art (c) LorrieBowden.com I have heard this poem for as long as I can remember. The Momma used to recite it, whenever someone or something turned 5 years old.  She memorized the poem from a birthday card that she received when she turned 5.  When I thought about this post, of course it […]

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Making Waves

It was the flattest, calm ocean I remember seeing in a very long time.  It was crystal clear and I could see fish swimming in the shallow edge.  The day was hot and humid, the mercury rising into the low 90’s. The stillness was reflected in our mood as we walked and talked.  The beach […]

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I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Forgiveness

This is a series of poems that follow a very deep healing experience.  I put a disclaimer here to say that it deals with child sexual abuse and while I hope it affords healing, I beg you to proceed only if you are in a place of safety and can handle it. Unfortunately, I cannot […]

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Mission Accomplished

The seemingly impossible task of clearing out the Momma’s home and getting her settled in her new space, all by the end of 2014…December 31, 2014 by the stroke of midnight…was accomplished!   At 10:00pm my SUV, jam-packed with the things I couldn’t fit into her new space but couldn’t possibly get rid of, pulled out […]

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