From This Day Forward: A Widow’s Understanding of Continuing Bonds By Louise McOrmond-Plummer The loss of Ken, my beloved husband of thirty years, to cancer in 2016 was so devastating that I am persuaded that the grief may, in varying degrees, be lifelong. However, the speed with which advice to “Let go and Move on”
A Letter To Myself Dear Peggy, Your David is gone. You have experienced an immeasurable loss. Never before have you felt such deep emotional and gut wrenching pain. Keep in mind use of the word ‘experienced.’ Use that word instead of ‘suffered’ because you don’t want to get stuck in ‘suffering.’ ‘Suffering’ is not the
The “D” Word by Peggy Amler When I was a child, the “D” word referred to divorce. Back then divorce was rare. It was spoken about as almost scandalous, and it was discussed from a rather voyeuristic perspective with a ‘Peyton-Place’ intrigue. Today, for me as an adult, the “D” word stands for something else.
What Does Charlie Brown Know that I Don’t Know? By Peggy Amler Grief has been such a major part of my life these past sixteen months. The assignment given to each of us in the bereavement group this last week was to think about what we hope life will look like on the other side
LOST AND FOUND Peggy Amler, 2017 I have lost my way. Awakening alone. Going through the motions of beginning the day. Going through the e-motions of beginning the day. My Love is not next to me. No one to talk with. Memories and tears abound. Tears cease that I might eat breakfast. Breakfast is done.