Posts Tagged ‘death’

Lisa, May you find Shelter

My friend, our friend, Lisa died last night. While I was sleeping in my bed, beside my husband, with my two small children sleeping in their rooms – she and hers were saying goodbye. It is what it is, Lisa would say. Whether we were talking about her dying or internet trolls or the old […]

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Matthew’s Mom is Dead

I know we’re not supposed to say so, but I never liked that kid. He is my son’s age and lives in our neighborhood. And he wants to play. That alone was enough to win Devin over. I’m not as easy to please. He lacked the manners that you’d expect of an 8 year old. […]

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A Eulogy

I’ve been wanting to write this here for a while.  But it’s long and it never seemed the right time, until now. My mother and I went to Church together this past Mother’s Day weekend, which is a rare treat because we hardly ever make the same Mass.  She sat beside me during the homily […]

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Remembering…

Thanksgiving is supposed to about family.  And food.  And laughter and joy and wonderful things. It’s not supposed to be this. Thanksgiving is not supposed to be sitting on a cold, hard pew in an empty funeral home.  My brothers are sitting beside me, too young to grasp how wrong this all is. Family.  And […]

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