Tagged with grief

Fat Tears And An Inflatable Dinosaur

Fat Tears And An Inflatable Dinosaur

I thought I was done writing about death. Since my father-in-law passed away suddenly last March, I’ve poured the full gamut of feelings out onto these pages. But last Saturday my Oma passed away. It was a different kind of loss altogether. She was in her eighties, and had suffered at the cruel hand of … Continue reading

Finding Hope In A Slice Of Lasagna

Finding Hope In A Slice Of Lasagna

Late one evening, the night before a glorious Easter morning celebration, we received a phone call. The worst kind of phone call. I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and padded to our little office. My husband was standing there, phone still warm in his hand, all colour drained from his face. He stared … Continue reading

Waiting For Dawn

Waiting For Dawn

I woke to deep rollicking thunder. The kind that makes you tremble like you’re a pigtailed five-year-old again, even though you’re tucked safe inside and quite grown up. There was an eerily quiet pause for a few seconds, as I fully came out of my sleep. And then it thundered again. Louder this time. I … Continue reading