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You may (or may not) have noticed that PhotoGrief has been on a hiatus for the month of January.  Litsa and I needed a little time to think about PhotoGrief and to discuss the future of the site. We have started many projects as an extension of What’s Your Grief, and we’re the first to admit that we sometimes jump …

“At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.” ~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer The gallery below features photographs and notes from readers of What’s Your Grief and PhotoGrief about the beloved family and friends they’ve been grieving throughout the year. Click on each image to read more. All are welcome to …

by Litsa Williams Before three weeks ago I had never put out a single holiday decoration in my own home.  For the years I was in my twenties that was excuse enough.  I was too young for holiday decorations, I told myself.  I didn’t have kids to decorate for, so my house remained free of …

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Yesterday was a good day. In the morning, we stayed in our pajamas as long as possible. In the afternoon we bundled up, despite the fact that it wasn’t all that cold. And we headed out to find the most perfect Christmas tree ever. After that we returned home to spend a cozy evening listing to Bing Crosby …

by Karen Fong It was the second anniversary of mom’s death. An anniversary I dreaded, as I wasn’t sure how I would handle it. The first year I just “powered through it”. That was a disaster. This year, the second year, I decided to go on a scuba dive. Some of mom’s ashes are in …

by Christina Thurau Every room has an empty space where my 14 year old son Zach belongs. Some days there is denial. Some days bone wracking sobbing. Everyday….longing and heartache. By Heather Varner On May 3rd 2013, my life ended as I knew it. In an instant, I was no longer a daughter- a title so intrinsically …