Category Archives: Loss of a Parent

My Dad Died: Inspirational Quote 8.18.16

“My dad died, I write. almost a year ago. Car accident. My hand is shaking; my eyes sting and fill. I add Not his fault before pushing the notebook and pen back across the table, wiping a hand across my cheeks. As he reads, my impulse is to reach out, grab the notebook, run outside,

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Finally Home Inspirational Quote 3.10.16

Finally Home by Jamie Zahradnik-Williams A beautiful mind that first thought of me A womb that kept me safe A smile that exploded The first time she saw my face Loving arms that cradled me Gentle hands that brushed my hair A contagious, vibrant laugh That still lingers in the air Two lips that kissed

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Father’s Passing: returning to Sloan-Kettering

A Father’s passing: returning  to Sloan-Kettering Last weekend, I walked into the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side of New York City. At the lobby, a security guard asked if I knew where I was going. I said that I was visiting someone. I took an escalator, and then an elevator. The

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Still Grieving After All These Years…

Still Grieving After All These Years, OR, When Your Emotional Drain is Clogged I imagine your first thought, as a reader, is: “Wow Caitlin, that is a pretty terrible title. I thought you were supposed to be good at this writing thing?” Well, a) thank you for checking in… and b) I have selective writer’s

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Inspirational Quote 12.3.15 Loss of a Mother

Grieving the Loss of a Mother My mom also died unexpectedly, a one-car accident many years ago. And it felt like one of the tethers holding me to this world had been severed. It made me seriously consider whether the other tethers were worth holding onto. But I did hold on, though of course I

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