The Reality of What It’s Like to Lose Your Mom

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There’s something to be said about the abstract side of grief. I was reading a book this morning called Mistaken Identity. It’s a story about two families from Indiana whose daughters’ identity were swapped, thus forcing one family to bury who they believed to be their daughter, while their actual child lay comatose, in the … Continue reading The Reality of What It’s Like to Lose Your Mom

Holding On To What Makes Us Happy

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I'd be lying if I said most mornings didn't start out talking about Disney in some sort of capacity. Whether it's talking about an upcoming trip, friends, a new movie coming out like Christopher Robin, or simply reminiscing about "that time when..." Disney is just a part of our culture. Perhaps, more appropriately: it's just … Continue reading Holding On To What Makes Us Happy

I Made The Choice to No Longer Hide My Emotions While I’m Grieving

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As much as I'd like to say it gets better, it's on days like these that I'm fearful that they don't. I've been planning my wedding since December of 2016, after getting engaged six months earlier at my favorite cafe where my soon-to-be-husband and I shared our first caffeinated first date. Fast forward six months … Continue reading I Made The Choice to No Longer Hide My Emotions While I’m Grieving

What Happens Now? Everything I Want To Say The Morning After My Mom Died

The logical part of my brain tells me that your suffering has ended and you get to be free, and back to your normal self - the level of normality that the surgeon we saw last week says is unattainable because he HAS to say that. What's normal anyhow? For me, it was to see … Continue reading What Happens Now? Everything I Want To Say The Morning After My Mom Died

I Lost My Mother, But I’m Finding Comfort In All The Signs That She’s Never Truly Left Me

As published on Thought Catalog. Please check out the post here. I lost my mom on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 4:00am in the morning. My mom and I were so close that we could often feel when the other was in distress. Yet, this morning, I woke up at my own apartment, brushed my … Continue reading I Lost My Mother, But I’m Finding Comfort In All The Signs That She’s Never Truly Left Me