(so very) Sorry For Your Loss

The sudden death does not give you a chance to catch your breath. The resulting anger we often feel at this unexplained, unfair intrusion on our family’s closeness and joy is often astonishing to us, and to those around us.

Until and unless one has actually experienced these losses, it is impossible to know what it is like for another. I have had it offered to me, “At least he’s in a better place”. “It was God’s will”. And, “Be glad he did not linger”.


I remember standing alone — as we feel we are! — in my front yard, literally shaking…

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