Tag Archives: grieving for my mother

Against Grieving in Silence: Inspirational Quote 6.9.16

Against Grieving in Silence Editor: we are going to try something different for a while with AfterTalk’s Inspirational Quotes. We’re going to present a series of video “quotes” beginning with this excellent TED talk by Rachel Stephenson about the loss of her mother.   You can find the full text of this talk on Rachel’s

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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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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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Inspirational Quote 7.16.15: Processing Grief

“Then one morning she’d begun to feel her sorrow easing, like something jagged that had cut into her so long it had finally dulled its edges, worn itself down. That same day Rachel couldn’t remember which side her father had parted his hair on, and she’d realized again what she’d learned at five when her

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Grieving and Mother’s Day

  [Editor: this was posted last Mother’s Day. Thought it was worth repeating] This Sunday will be the first Mother’s Day since my mom passed away eight weeks ago. It’s given me pause for reflection.  I had the good fortune to know two great-grandmothers, two grandmothers, two mothers-in-law (one still living) and, of course, my own

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