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

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Motherless Bride

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I often feel like those around me hate me. I don’t live up to this “traditional bridal” role, and it often makes me feel worse on top of how shitty I already feel. When my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer at the age of 55 in 2011, it never occurred to me … Continue reading Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Motherless Bride

International Women’s Day

My mom was the perfect example. International Women's Day is meant to be celebrated the way we celebrate someone's life who has passed on. After someone leaves, all we're left to think about is the impact that they left behind; their imprint...on our hearts, on our minds, on who we've become despite whatever adversary their … Continue reading International Women’s Day

What I Learned About Grief, As A 20-Something Who Lost A Parent

I used to write because I loved it. But now I only write as a way to consolidate my grief. I’ve given myself a pretty decent window of time for me to be able to grapple with the fact that my mother died from Stage IV Breast Cancer. I’ve done all the things you’re supposed to … Continue reading What I Learned About Grief, As A 20-Something Who Lost A Parent

9 Unexpected Emotions You Experience After Losing A Parent

As published on Thought Catalog. You can view the full article here.  1. Feeling guilty about feeling happy. After my mother’s death, I looked forward to laughing again, but the first time I felt like I was ready to regain a normal part of my life, I felt guilty over doing so. Why buy myself … Continue reading 9 Unexpected Emotions You Experience After Losing A Parent

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