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CHILD LOSSCOPING

Pain Box Update

I recently was able to download my old entries from Caring Bridge. For my own  perspective I will be archiving some of them here. This entry was penned a mere 8 days after Chase's death. A lifetime ago. I offer the entry and an update on how it feels almost…
Julie
March 2, 2021
CHILD LOSSCOPING

Ground Control to Major Tom

I read a lot of grief articles. I think that's why I don't write more of my own. When something is said over and over I feel that it's redundant and unnecessary for me to rehash or reword the same. I find that the overarching goal of these pieces is to…
Julie
July 18, 2019
CHILD LOSSCOPING

The Year Without Chase.

Today Chase has been gone for 610 days....or 1 year, 8 months, and 1 day. Closer to two years than one. As I think we all do, today on this New Year's Eve I awoke and thought, "Wow another year gone by." But my immediate second thought was, "2018 is…
Julie
December 31, 2018
CHILD LOSSCOPING

Running on Empty

I haven’t “felt like” training much at all and it’s getting to the point where if I don’t start doing so more regularly I will either: 1) Not get to the start line because it’s obvious I can’t run a marathon 2) Get hurt trying to train because I have…
Julie
June 9, 2018
COPING

Nature Heals

I looked at this tree today and found inspiration. Look closely at how it's covered in knots--a tree's scars--which have now healed over but leave indelible marks of its long life's story. It leans precariously at a stark angle suggesting it may have been almost toppled by perhaps a horrible…
Julie
September 28, 2017