Posts for loss

The Sisterhood of Bereaved Mothers–Fourth Place Winner

General/Column May 15, 2017

Within hours of learning that the paramedics couldn’t resuscitate my fourteen-month-old daughter, it dawned on me. I had joined—unwillingly—the exclusive…

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Women’s Work

General/Column May 14, 2017

Blank tapestry, waiting to be embroidered. A barren landscape, grey and cotton, devoid of all flowers, wishing to be seeded…

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Roots–Honorable Mention

General/Column May 4, 2017

Before my mother died, she planned her funeral. She had time to do it. It took over a year for…

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Mother’s Day Flowers–Honorable Mention

General/Column May 1, 2017

Purple iris blossoms towered above her head, their stems waving a bit as she peered through the green fronds. She…

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