Celebrating His Birthday after His Death

September 18th, 2015. Today I am wishing my Father a very Happy Birthday. It is his first Birthday since he passed away and it hit me a bit. Grief and loss are such powerful emotions, and they are also very unpredictable and temperamental. There is no 'right' way to go through the process, and there is no 'being finished' with the process. It is an ongoing, evolving life of its own. I've managed pretty well over the last few months since…

Death Is Not Just For The Dying

Death is not just for the dying. I learned this by watching my Father die right in front of me. It was a profound experience and one that rocked me to the core. Death is profound. It is the final good bye, the end of what was. Grief and all the emotions that come with it is one of the most complex and beautiful processes a human can ever go through. If you've ever experienced grief, and most of us…