My Mom’s Violent Death Gave Me PTSD by Erin Donovan I had to remind myself, repeatedly, that my mom was dead. If I can imagine what it feels like to have dementia, this might be it. Having to be told the same bad news again and again and again.
No Unfinished Business? by Angie Dalfen I’ll never know what my father would have thought about my life choices — the ones I would have asked his opinion about and the ones I wouldn’t have.
Are You My Papi? by Mathew Rodriguez As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
Random Acts of Dadness by Rob Kutner From rejecting perfectly good restaurant food to donating to worthy causes, I'm spending the first Father's Day after my dad's death trying to emulate his character.
Gold Star Widow by Artis Henderson At my first Memorial Day conference for military families, I found kindred spirits among the brokenhearted.