I Can Dream My Mom Is Still Here (Thrive Global)

I Can Dream My Mom Is Still Here (Thrive Global)

It has been such a source of internal distress for me that my mom has never appeared in one of my dreams. I am going on 7 long years of managing to function without her daily visits, phone calls, and emails (anything but texting; she died as an unapologetic flip phone...
Mother’s Day, Interrupted (Thrive Global)

Mother’s Day, Interrupted (Thrive Global)

I am about to tuck and roll into my seventh Motherless Mother’s Day. The intense, cyclical crush of grief, longing, and loneliness is familiar and expected at this point, but, now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s magnified to the heavens. My beloved mom and I have...
Traveling The Road Of Life Without My Mom

Traveling The Road Of Life Without My Mom

Like a car showing its age from driving thousands of miles on rough terrain, I have had many starts and stops, fits and sputters, and, yes, breakdowns on my road of grief. I lost the person who always rode shotgun three years ago today. Our last drive to the hospital...