Anticipatory Grief in the Pandemic – Hope for Widows blog

anticipatory grief

Waiting has always been hell for me. I’m an extremely impatient person and have been this way since I was a child. But, enduring this coronavirus pandemic, waiting and watching as this impending doom grows closer and more certain, takes on a horror all its own. I’ve been sitting alone in my home for nearly two weeks now. Waiting to … Read the blog

Pandemic Musings – a Poem

banding-together

I always use writing to cope with a crisis – I wrote this poem last night and it gave me hope when I realized how much love is really out there.

Pandemic Musings – a Poem

The world stopped spinning suddenly
And here I sit (not patiently)
I watch the death toll rise each day
And hope my nerves won’t … Read the blog

Rick Palmer’s 25 Things

grief triggers

I woke up this morning to discover that I was tagged in a Facebook memory from eleven years ago. On February 5, 2009, my husband Rick took part in one of those Facebook challenges. This one was to write 25 things about yourself.

I was excited to see this personalized account written by him so long ago. I had forgotten … Read the blog

Confusion (or…the New Normal)

new normal

My years as a married woman continue to fade into the past and I’ve become accustomed to being single again. I no longer expect Rick to be here when I get home. I can’t count on him for the numerous things I used to: cooking for me, lifting heavy objects, cuddling, dancing. He’s no longer here to listen while I  … Read the blog