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From My Inbox, a Grim Reminder
By Becky A. Benson
The school district emailed to remind me about kindergarten registration. The thing is, my younger daughter died two years ago.
Gold Star Widow
By Artis Henderson
At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.
Forever ‘The Girls’
By Niva Dorell Smith
After my husband died, my best girlfriends didn’t know what to say to me. But their presence that Memorial Day was more important than their words.
Mayday on a May Day
By Kaili Joy Gray
Approaching the fourth anniversary of my husband’s death, my one constant was not knowing exactly how I’d get through it.
Last Call in the ‘Land of What If’
By Cori MacDonald
After the man I was falling in love with committed suicide, I spent a year dating a ghost.
To Be a Motherless Mother on Mother’s Day
By Sarah Rasheed
Five years after my mom’s sudden death, the birth of my son returned to me something I had been missing.
Widowed With Children
By Lauren Jones
My husband died when I was 7-months pregnant with my second child. A year on, I’m again looking for a mate — this time with an infant and a toddler in tow.
My ‘Recovery Cat’ Would Never Recover
By Carla Zanoni
When Kali died, she took with her 16 years of secrets.
News of Dad’s Death, Spread on Facebook
By Amanda MacGregor
Thanks to social media, my father's death was old news by the time I found out about it.
A Word for My Loss
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
Festival of Freedom
By Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Following my miscarriage, the symbolism of the Passover holiday is particularly resonant.
Why Grandmothers Rock
By Kara DeFrias
My grandmother died more than five years ago. But to this day when I need a pick-me-up, I channel the positive energy she put into her work, her beloved Phillies and me.
On the Road
By Elea Acheson
After my 6-year-old son died, I was determined to grieve on my own terms. So I sold all my belongings and set off on my bicycle.
The Night My Nightmare Came True
By Susan McPherson
I couldn't fathom my recurring childhood nightmare would come true. But I also couldn't imagine I'd emerge from its destruction.
Stilled and Beating Hearts
By Courtney Maum
Pregnant with our first child, I felt my baby's kicks grow stronger as our beloved feline's heart slowly failed.
My Roaring, Immature Twenties
By Caroline McCarthy
Untethered after my mother's death, I found myself suspended in adolescence as age 30 approached.
Babe in Prison-land
By Deborah Jiang-Stein
Born to an incarcerated convict and taken from her as an infant, I mourned a mother I can't remember.
Death, Valentines and the YA Section
By Renata Sancken
When my best friend died, I was through with Valentine's Day (aka her birthday). I found solace in the library, surrounded by teen angst.
Luisa Street, One Year Later
By Emily Rapp Black
On a thoroughfare marked by personal tragedy, I find myself embracing possibility once again.
My Father, My Daughters
By Adina Kay-Gross
My twins were just 18 months old when my father died. Desperate for my girls to know him, I talk about him constantly. But should I?
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