Tag Archives: loss of a child

THE PROFOUNDNESS OF A DASH

Preston Edward Draper, July 19, 1983 – December 20, 2006.  The simple yet profound mark between his birth and death is known as the dash.  Its intention is clear and to the point, it denotes the space between the beginning … Continue reading

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GREEN BALLOONS

Every year on our son’s Heavenly Birthday I write a poem in his honor.  My birthday present to him.  It’s my way of honoring his legacy of love and the multitude of lessons he left behind: in the hopes that, ‘because … Continue reading

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miss you already

I hesitated posting this – the old me would have kept this to herself.  She would have said, chin up.  She would have smiled a smile in vain.  And kept her emotions in check.  Her broken heart hidden.  But the spirit … Continue reading

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The Music of Acceptance

This post is dedicated to the memory of our son, Preston, who loved music.  And life. Several months ago, I watched the Glee episode honoring actor, Corey Monteith through his character, Finn Hudson.  Yes, I’m a gleek. I happen to … Continue reading

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RAISE THE ROOF!

“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Parents are delivered into their empty nest in a multitude of ways, across different spans of place and time.  Some … Continue reading

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