Welcome to the Overcoming Grief Blog

After the publication of FROM WE TO ME in 2013, and after much urging by my publicist, a terrific website builder and I developed my website. The greatest part of this decision, further on, was creating THE OVERCOMING GRIEF section. I was able to write a new story twice a month and continue sharing my views and experiences after the loss of my husband. As of today, over seventy grief blogs are at your fingertips. Ah . . . the miracle of our computers and the social network!

I think the most important part of grief recovery is just that . . . recovering day by day the best you can. And also recognizing that grief is grief whether it is the loss of a spouse, child, dog, health or career. The emotions are all the same or at least similar. How we get through this grief process is important as is respecting that each person does it in a different way.

If you are hurting, if you have someone in your life who is hurting or if you are curious about grief, please read these stories. Having a box of tissues handy is a good idea too!

Thank you to you all my faithful readers.

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The Doorbell

The Doorbell

This is one of my first attempts at writing fiction. Yet, the story is based on the real life events following D-day.  All of us who have sent someone off to war or experienced it ourselves will feel the sadness when the officer arrives at the door. My day started like all the others in […]

Land

Land

Visiting Normandy, France was a life changing event in my life. I know that the majority of visitors are changed after gazing at thousands of grave markers that identify so many young people’s lost lives. I hope you can feel the mystery of this part of the world that holds fast the final breath of […]

I Have Choices

I Have Choices

With D day memorials just around the corner in June and the world situation as such — this story gives us things to ponder. My son said something years ago that made me think.  I especially remembered his words as we stood peering over the grave markers of thousands of troops buried in Normandy, France.  […]

air travel

Traveling Alone

I share my story of traveling by myself after the death of my first husband. Memories invade my head and heart and I hope you feel both loss and hope between the lines. Things to reflect is my wish for you. My friend’s husband died five months ago. She has completed a lot of the […]

Soft Gramma (two)

Soft Gramma (two)

This story shares my wish about being a touchable gramma and the belief after these ten years that this has come to fruition. Almost ten years ago, I became a Gramma.  Truly, this role, this persona, this title has brought me great joy from the very beginning.  Cherishing many memories, I need to evaluate my […]

Christ in My Life

Christ in My Life

I was asked to speak at a Women’s Prayer Luncheon shortly after the book was published. This story is my personal history but also my witnessing to the blessing I feel being a Christian who has been a member of several faiths with the same GOD. ———————– I was saved when I was nine years […]

Alzheimer Terror

Alzheimer Terror

LOST. I entered this story, based on the last years of my father’s life, in a writing contest recently. The challenge question was to create a setting when someone was very lost and then found. I witnessed my father’s first time lost and tried to pass on the heartfelt loss he must have felt. Alzheimer’s […]

Changing The Oil

Changing The Oil

The loss of my husband opened many empty spaces in my life and one of them was the care of my car.  In this story, I will share the first time I took it to the Car Dealer for an oil change. You will read not only my report of that day but also the […]

Living in the Present!

Living in the Present!

I think as we age, we find peace and comfort in each moment spent with those we love. Of course part of aging is to revisit the past but I find as each year comes and goes that it is easier to live each day as it comes. I have been a practicing Christian all […]

The Second Chance

The Second Chance

The joy of a new love, a new family and creating a new marriage are encapsulated in this story. In this busy era we live in, finding love is still an intoxicating experience that is shared by two people…. I opened the blue envelope carefully.  I knew the card was coming because my son had […]