9 entries categorized "Grief"

On the one-year anniversary of my grandpa's death, this post relates some of what I learned first-hand about death, dying and grief. Every death and every grief feels different, and individuals express and cope with grief differently. By listening to one another's experiences, we can learn and understand and, ultimately, recognize a bit of ourselves in each other. Read more →


Six months ago today, my 86-year-old grandpa died at home on a beautiful early-Spring afternoon. During Grandpa's last ten days, I came to understand that death, just like life, is a miracle. Over and over, I have replayed the simple, now-sacred moments I had spent with Gramps during those last days. Though my grief has lightened, I don’t know that it will ever go away. Read more →