How do you answer those awkward questions about death?
I could see the heartache and pain in people, but I had never known it myself and wanted to keep my distance.
I discovered a long time ago, that I’m much better at putting my thoughts and feelings down on paper (or computer screen), than I am at vocalizing them.
I cannot change what has happened, and I have had to learn how to look forward with hope and optimism.
I used to think I was a grounded person. I have learned that it is easy to be grounded when life is good, and you are living under the false assumption that everything will always continue to be as it is.
This was written days after Maureen had passed, wondering if I would have the strength to stand in front of the crowd and read it, without becoming an emotional mess.
The process of going through Maureen’s belongings took a long time.
It seems to me, that the more intense and profound the love, the deeper and darker the potential depths of grief.
Grief is love with no place to go.
Grief led to angry outbursts. But those led to important conversations and change
When my wife Maureen passed away after a three-year battle with cancer, I thought I was prepared. I was wrong.