Last week in therapy M. and I were give a take-home exercise. Write a letter to an inanimate object that you see that reminds you of Nora. I kept thinking about what I should pick, because almost everything reminds me of her. Whether its her urn in our bedroom, memory box on our dresser, necklace I…… Continue reading Dear Dresser,
I read an article on the “Ring Theory” a few years ago and its has been something I have tried to practice in my own life. The creator says it can be used for almost any crisis. Medical, legal, financial, romantic, even existential. Below is their example: “Draw a circle. This is the center ring. In it, put…… Continue reading Dump Out, Comfort In.
Last night we went to our friend’s house for a going away crab feast. M and I are almost the only couple without children. So a lot of little boys running around. We also saw friend with a 10 month old who was adorable and I managed to even tickle his foot, though couldn’t get…… Continue reading We had a girl
My very good friend was induced this morning. We went through our pregnancy 4 weeks apart, sharing the weird symptoms and checking in on each other throughout. She’s continued to be a support though I’m sure seeing the worst case scenario play out couldn’t have been easy for her. I woke up this morning with…… Continue reading Get it together.
What do you do when the friends you thought were steadfast, aren’t there for you? One thing we’ve taken from our experience is that M. and I are VERY lucky to have the support system we have. The majority of our family are states away yet we rarely feel alone. But its hard when I’m in…… Continue reading MIA
I read this on reddit today. I don’t want to forget it. Credit goes to u/gsnow, the original author:”I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not. I’ve lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and…… Continue reading Scars are a testament to life.
I was watching Ninja Warrior last night and one of the contestants was talking about his inspiration, his sister who has facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a rare from of muscular dystrophy. He didn’t make it through, but was successful in sharing awareness and saying a phrase that struck me. In his talking head, they were asking about his…… Continue reading Heavy is the Heart