Emotion


by Ashley Farrar On October 18, 2014, we lost our mom and uncle in a car accident. On November 18, 2016, we lost our dad suddenly to a stroke. On July 8, 2017, we said goodbye to our family home, where we lived for 35 years. This is a photo of my last moments in …

Today we have a pair of photographs taken by photographer, Patricia Sherwood.  Like many photographers, she lets the photos speak for themselves.  Personally, I think they tell a familiar story about a struggle that many grieving people grapple with. “Sadness keeps coming for me.” “Looking for the light through the fog of my sadness.” If you’d like …

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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by Janna McGregor This is my son, James giving his twin brother, Thomas a ‘hug.’ Thomas passed away as a 15 week old baby with complications from a heart defect. The questions and attempts to understand this loss knows no bounds.  We mostly visit Thomas on holidays and anniversaries.  James hasn’t been to the grave since their …

A while back over on What’s Your Grief Eleanor wrote a post about self-portraits, saying: “There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I had for self expression was my camera.  On the days when I felt really bad I …

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by Julie M Terrill At the time that I signed up for Serendipity, a retreat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with fellow creatives, my Dashing Groom had entered remission and our world sparkled with possibilities. Four months later I arrived at the retreat enveloped in a fog of uncertainty and grief. Not only …