grief Archive

Losing My Father and Sister Far Too Soon Changed the Way I Both Live and Work

After about two hours of crying, praying, and searching our own souls for answers, my family and I had finally gotten news on Daddy’s condition. He had sustained two gunshot wounds to the back of his head and two to his upper back. His medical team said it was too much for him to survive, and the … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Brother Was Killed by a Hit-and-Run Driver, And I Didn't Want to Go On Living

My heart beat hot in my ears. That was the only thing I could feel as my life, my perfect little illusion of a life, collapsed in on itself. I knew I should be crying or screaming, but I wasn’t. Instead, words that didn’t make sense left my mouth on repeat: “Stop joking.” Over and over again, … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Got Pregnant with an IUD and Ended the Pregnancy to Save My Own Life

“I need your expert opinion on something,” I said a bit hysterically to my mother over FaceTime. “Uh… OK,” she replied, unsure how to react to my desperate mood. She had just picked up the phone on the second ring and I hadn’t even bother to say hello.“Does this look like two pink lines to … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Mother Didn't Tell Me She Was Dying of Cancer

I walked into my mother’s hospital room expecting to find her at least cognizant, if not her usual buzzing self. She’d undergone surgery a few months earlier for broken ribs and vertebrae and had dealt with a touch of bronchitis, but both issues were resolved without incident as far as I knew. … Continue reading Source link