When Grief is the Grinch…

It’s been three weeks since we bought the tree and set-up the lights. Since then, we’ve had hot cocoa, made salt dough ornaments, visited the  Nativity Ballet, enjoyed the extended family’s Christmas party and attended a Christmas breakfast program at the Church. We’ve opened a few presents, donated to the […]

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Discovering Our Family Myth

This is another segment of an ongoing series about my recent family estrangement. If you haven’t already, please read the previous posts in this series before continuing: (1) The Real Definition of Family, (2) The Moment That Changed Everything and (3) The Silence Before the Storm. “Nikki, we love you and always […]

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The Silence Before the Storm

This is part three of an ongoing series about my recent family estrangement. If you haven’t already, please read Part One (“The Real Definition of Family”) and Part Two (“The Moment that Changed Everything”) before you continue. Thanks! Silence. During my grandmother’s attack, my grandfather was completely silent. There was […]

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The Moment That Changed Everything

Yesterday, I published the first post of a series discussing my recent family estrangement. If you haven’t already, please read Part One before you continue. Many thanks! “I don’t know how to tell you this,” my sweet husband whispered, his expression pained. I had only been home from the hospital […]

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