Tag Archives: grief

Just believe

#1: Scene from the movie Finding Neverland Scene from Finding Neverland Boy Peter just lost her mother.  He was grieving. “I thought she would always be here.” He asked. “So did I.” A good friend of her mother explained. “In … Continue reading

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Quack, Quack, Quack

Quack, quack, quack. I followed the sound and looked out of the window: a little toddler was wiggling on the sidewalk with a pair of new sandals. He was little chubby, tried to balance his weight from one foot to … Continue reading

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It Is Your Decision

When my little cousin, Xuan, was born, I was excited. He was a beautiful child with big eyes, long eyelashes, and silky skin. I used to gaze at him in his baby carrier for a long time and thought he … Continue reading

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Journey In Numbers

He, Born, 6/26/2013, Deceased, 6/27/2013. On that God forsaken day, I cut open my chest, Took out the broken heart, Locked the pieces away… 633 days, 20,000 words, 70 posts, Later I opened the locker, Held out the pieces, Sat … Continue reading

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Straight Talk

Inspired by Leigh and her recent post, giving my 18 year old self a good talk to, I sat with myself, face to face, and had a straight talk with each other. Here is the transcript. Q: What was like … Continue reading

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Fail to Launch: A letter to My Child

My child Kevin, I thought this year would be less difficult than the year before, the year your unexpected departure.  I thought I would have figured out what to do with my life.  But, in truth, I failed to launch, … Continue reading

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A survivor

I am thankful that my husband and I are together, God knows, how many times I wanted to break free and threw everything away; I am thankful that my life is filled with fleeting moments of joy, It lights up … Continue reading

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Holiday Grief

I fear of holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. I remember how hard it was for me last year, the 1st year I lost my child. While other children were dressed up cheerfully, showered with gifts and screaming for more candy … Continue reading

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Midnight Snack

It is 3am, still pitch-black outside.  Feeling a growling stomach, she tip-toes into the kitchen, makes a piece of toast, and warms up a cup of milk.  As she sits down to take her first sip, she pauses. The big … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not To Tell?

Over the summer, my father in-law has developed a keen interest in famers’ market; the lively plaza and neatly laid out fresh fruits and vegetables makes his heart racing for next cooking ideas. When he walked around, picking out fresh … Continue reading

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