A Better Goodbye
Dealing with loss far from home. In the early 90s, I was living outside what was then the relatively small village of Makokou, Gabon. I was working on my dissertation a handful of kilometers from the village center. Once every week or so I would go into Makokou for supplies, a change of scenery that included other people, entertainment, and mail.
A Grieving Mom's Birthday Message from Her Son in Heaven
My birthday is fast approaching. Tonight, as I wrote an article, my forever 20-year-old angel in heaven (my oldest son’s) image crossed my mind. At that moment, my heart ached for him and a few tears rolled down my cheeks.