Category Archives: Grief

I’m Different Now

I don’t really agree with this.  For me, it’s not really about recovering the “me” that was lost.  That person is gone forever, with only parts of who I was left. You’re different afterwards. You just aren’t the same anymore. … Continue reading

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Courage

Yes, courage. Not the courage that it takes to get up every morning and keep moving despite the pain. But the courage to stop wishing to return to a life that will never again be. Tough shit, this. But since … Continue reading

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I Am the Storm

Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm”. The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm”. My Johnny fought the battle for a very long time, but even the strongest, bravest warrior tires.  Now I am fighting the … Continue reading

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You Have to Get Through It…

  You have to get through it, knowing that you will never get over it. *************************************** In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016. My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons … Continue reading

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Grief Is Not Linear

Grief is not linear – it doesn’t start strong and taper off over time. Rather, it is like a storm, that grows smaller or larger in the same day, and often within hours. *************************************** In memory of my beloved husband … Continue reading

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Hearts Like Wildflowers

I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower. Strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon, tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms, and able to grow and flourish even in the most … Continue reading

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All The Art of Living….

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. — Havelock Ellis *************************************** In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016. My Johnny was a … Continue reading

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