Familial Strangers

My mother died 3 days after her 75th birthday. As I look at my calendar, I realize she died a month ago today. My relationship with her was difficult, fraught with emotional landmines and potholes. In more ways than she would acknowledge, we were strangers. Tomorrow, I will find myself flying to California to attend … Continue reading Familial Strangers

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Someplace Else

Before you ask me if I'm okay, let me say 'Yes', whilst shaking my head 'No'. You see, after a  battle with cancer, my mother went Somewhere Else late this morning. I am certain Somewhere Else is a better place where she feels peachy all the time, where she can stick her toes in the … Continue reading Someplace Else