Categories - life after loss
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Is Grief my New Normal?

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As I thought of the title of this blog post, I struggled with what to call this awkward place of knowing life as you’ve known it, is over – yet you may not recognize what is or how to even adapt to this. Why is my grief so uncomfortable? Because grief is hard.  Loss and Read more

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The Journey of Losing My Baby

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Oh my – well obviously the name of my “brand” is After Chloe and well for you that may be wondering – who is Chloe? She’s my child. She was born on December 29, 2010, and she died on February 22, 2011. There are more nevers than memories…We never danced together – yet while she Read more

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Making Memories After Loss

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My mom was a picture taker and a memory maker.  She made everything she did an experience. I state this with all the love in my heart, I have amazing memories of my mom and my dad.  But personally, I wasn’t much of a memory maker. I was never present and I didn’t document a Read more

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The Power of You

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I struggle so many days to get up out of bed or to be present in my day. Not everyone I encounter has any clue that my daughter has passed away. It is year 7, of Chloe not being here. She would be attending first grade and I imagine she would be talking a mile Read more

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Stuck In Grief and In 2018

Stuck In Grief and In 2018featured

Oh hello Lovely One January 1, 2018 … I was excited and motivated, well it appeared that way but honestly, I was struggling. I was feeling stuck…let me explain briefly. My grief had once again begun to overwhelm me and started to make me feel stuck- stuck and alone.  I struggled to find my way Read more

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Year 7…

Year 7…featured

It is 2/22 and it’s been year 7 since Chloe passed away! As I type this, I am at a loss for words. I am sad and I miss my baby. I miss knowing Chloe at 1 years old, at 5 years old, and now at 7 years old. I wish I could share with Read more

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Waking Up With Grief

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I often look to the first moment that I wake up each day – just for that moment I forget that I don’t have my daughter Chloe or my parents here with me and then that excruciating realization happens, they are gone.  Sadness overwhelms me all over again and I then go through a series Read more

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