Story archives - tag: "grief"


Five years and five phones later, I still add your number every time.

tags: mom death grief holding on [add]

2012-07-23 15:05:01 / Rating: 979 /


I went to my appointment expecting to find out if it was a boy or girl, but instead I discovered how very difficult it is to say goodbye.

tags: grief [add]

2012-01-17 20:45:33 / Rating: 428 /

Silly Little Girls

There's nothing quite like the moment a drug deal goes bad, and you see someone lose their head.

tags: gunshot headless boyfriend drug dealer heroin affection loss grief best friend drug deal gone bad I miss you [add]

2011-12-09 14:32:43 / Rating: 414 /


When I almost killed myself, you licked the tears from my face and when you died, I held your cold paw and tried not to cry.

tags: dogs death loss grief [add]

2011-11-02 10:06:07 / Rating: 810.25 /

Laura Briggs

Shortly after having chemotherapy to end the ectopic pregnancy, the scan revealed that the baby was in fact inside the womb with a beating heart.

tags: miscarriage pregnancy health grief hospital [add]

2011-10-27 13:24:33 / Rating: 365.5 /


A few miles outside of Manhattan, my father carried a collapsible lawn chair to the lower level of Macys at the Queens Center Mall.

tags: Father relationship longing grief musical love missing humor [add]

2011-10-13 23:04:05 / Rating: 357.25 /

His old, worn-out pair of Wellington boots haven't moved from their spot on the back porch in 10 years.

tags: death grief denial [add]

2011-04-12 13:23:37 / Rating: 619 /


If my brother were not already dead I would kill him for what he has done to our family.

tags: death overdose grief sadness anger [add]

2010-06-08 12:00:43 / Rating: 604.75 /

welch's grapes

I couldn't stop thinking about how that picture board had been made for a graduation party, not a funeral.

tags: high school seniors suicide friend loss grief [add]

2010-05-12 10:34:43 / Rating: 747.5 /


Watching my mother lean over my father's coffin to kiss him and tell him goodbye was the most painful moment of my entire life.

tags: grief death parents [add]

2010-03-15 14:36:26 / Rating: 708.25 /


We lost the baby a week after we finished the nursery.

tags: miscarriage death sadness grief [add]

2009-03-25 11:24:32 / Rating: 710.5 /


I will never forgive them for letting me find out my aunt had committed suicide on the five o'clock news.

tags: ten years old grief loss suicide [add]

2009-02-12 11:25:07 / Rating: 756 /


After crying in a church parking lot for 20 minutes about the news of my best friend's death, someone from the church asked me to leave.

tags: death inconsiderate shock grief [add]

2009-01-29 16:15:36 / Rating: 1123.75 /


Shortly after a palliative care nurse suggested Preparation H as a treatment for my weeping induced under-eye bags, my mother, who was dying of cancer, opened her eyes and left me with these parting words of wisdom to sustain me after she died: "Whatever you do, Petunia, do NOT put ass cream on your face."

tags: Mother death under eye bags hospital grief humor ass cream [add]

2009-01-23 14:22:40 / Rating: 3593 /


Since he died, I haven't been able to enjoy hugs at all.

tags: death cancer hug love grief loss cry crying [add]

2008-11-03 17:35:33 / Rating: 873.75 /

fancy spatula

I've slept with a fan on every night for the past 13 years, 7 months, and 14 days.

tags: death sister alone childhood grief [add]

2008-10-27 15:32:21 / Rating: 738 /


It's been a month today since he died and this website was my last port of call for somewhere he might have hidden a message to me.

tags: suicide grief meta [add]

2008-10-15 15:17:01 / Rating: 709.75 /


She was heavier dead than alive.

tags: death love grief cancer corpse funeral [add]

2008-06-09 12:20:29 / Rating: 731 /


I braced myself, stoic and still as stone, as they wheeled your body into the room, and I didn't break down until I realized your long hair was still wet from the last shower you took.

tags: death grief bravery sister [add]

2008-05-28 15:54:48 / Rating: 1019 /


When they left me alone with your body, my fist came down so hard I heard your ribs crack.

tags: grief loss [add]

2008-04-23 14:55:16 / Rating: 776.5 /


I wrote "thank you" notes to everyone who had attended the funeral as if it had been a baby shower.

tags: funeral grief healing baby [add]

2008-04-07 14:32:41 / Rating: 625 /

Optimistic Facade

I couldn't tear my eyes away from the chair, still warm, as they carted your body away.

tags: grief death family [add]

2008-02-20 12:51:10 / Rating: 685.25 /


I slammed my body into the hood of my truck on the night you died and the dent is still there.

tags: death grief pain memories [add]

2008-02-13 13:18:54 / Rating: 911.75 /


I felt her grip loosen on my hand as she slipped away.

tags: death loss grief [add]

2007-07-11 12:59:33 / Rating: 809 /


One of the worst feelings comes along with seeing your dog dying in the middle of the road after you accidently ran over her.

tags: grief accident dog terrible hurt death [add]

2007-06-26 16:55:05 / Rating: 897.25 /


Five minutes later, she realized that she hadn't thought about him for five minutes.

tags: death grief [add]

2007-06-08 18:01:25 / Rating: 786.75 /


As I wiped the dried blood from his hands, I couldn't know that I would never see him again.

tags: family love loss grief [add]

2007-03-28 17:06:22 / Rating: 811 /