The Final Firsts

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Jamey's death.   It also marked the last of "The Firsts" for me and Cael.   "The Firsts" can be ominous milestones in the infant phases of grief. We often ask ourselves how, as a widower, we'll manage an anniversary dinner with only one place-setting. We ponder how … Continue reading The Final Firsts

The Holidaze

Seasons grievings and the roller coaster of emotions

Table for three minus one.

Being parents to an only child often looks like a cakewalk to parents of multiple children. We don't have to perform the "divide and conquer"parental technique of attending 7 soccer/lacrosse/hopscotch tournaments all 14 of our kids under the age of 12 are competing in over the course of a weekend. We don't find ourselves perennially … Continue reading Table for three minus one.