I Am Three Dog Years Older After This

When we arrived at Brittany’s house last week, we excitedly said hi to all the members of her family. This included her husband Andy, kids Jude, Wyatt, and Gigi, her mom, and most adorably, her mom’s NEW PUPPY! This is Jilly, a black and silver pug. On the drive in from the airport, Brittany told…

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The Definition of Loss

“My loss doesn’t define me.” Over and over I have heard this nugget of wisdom repeated by people who have lost a child. It pops up in memoirs, interviews, blog posts, and even in discussion with other grieving parents. Spouting this line seems to be viewed as something to be applauded; a sign of defiant…

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Twenty Seven Sleepless Hours

I don’t know what day or time it is. The fact that I’ve been awake for 27 straight hours may have something to do with it. After we left New York City, we stopped in Ohio to spend sometime with the Family Gibbons. And like the last time I was there with my child, Annie…

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Keeping In Touch

While we’ve been traveling, Rigby has stayed at my parents’ house. We call it Camp Gramma and Bampa. She has a big back yard to run around in where she can chase birds and bunnies, and she can sleep all day without a baby pulling on her fur. Of course, Mike and I miss Rigby…

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I Still Love You New York

I love New York City. I’ve returned many times since I moved back to California, but NYC will always be my other home. It’s been fun with Annabel. She loves the hustle and bustle of the city. She’s an insomniac in the city that never sleeps. She was made for New York. In the name…

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