The Empty Seat On My Patio Swing

I’m searching for her again. It’s so unlike me to do this, but I look for her. I’m frustrated because I don’t feel her presence. I haven’t obviously because she’s been gone for over a year now, but still, I search. Human beings are funny, odd creatures aren’t we? Perhaps it’s all living creatures. My … Continue reading The Empty Seat On My Patio Swing

One Year Later and the Pickle Jar Still Hasn’t Settled Yet

An update to The Pickle Jar Hasn’t Settled Yet. One year later and life’s still a bitch. One year ago, my younger sister lost her life to a ‘rare’ (I hate the word rare and I don’t like using the word hate, but this is definitely when I need to use one of my ‘strong … Continue reading One Year Later and the Pickle Jar Still Hasn’t Settled Yet

A Letter To My Sister on Mother’s Day

Dear Lea, It's Mother's Day. Crazy, right? It's the first since you left this crazy spinning planet. Believe me, it's been beyond crazy, kind of sad you missed it. It's funny because all I can think about is you today. You, yes, you. I'm also thinking about your boys and I wonder what they're thinking … Continue reading A Letter To My Sister on Mother’s Day

Why My Sister’s Death Feels Like an Unsolved Missing Persons Case

I thought the hardest part of dealing with my sister's death, would occur within the first few weeks following. How wrong I was about that.  I’m having difficulty wrapping my head around the fact that it’s been nearly 8 months since we lost her. 8 months…where did time go? I don’t know if it’s because … Continue reading Why My Sister’s Death Feels Like an Unsolved Missing Persons Case